As soon as the website of the Medical Council of India (MCI) was shut down after the dissolution of the body on September 26 by a Presidential ordinance, thousands of students and doctors were left clueless about several regulatory issues.
The shutting down of the website, which had all the information related to medical education, details of meetings regarding approval for medical colleges and schedules, listing recognized medical qualifications has left people confused about issues regarding the council, the website, and the Board of Governors.
The BoG has taken over all the functions of the council. Dr. Sanjay Srivastava, secretary general appointed to help the BoG said that the website would be up within the next two-three days, according to the ToI report. Srivastava added that the websites of the council, both old and new, contained data which was required to be backed up and saved before it is put online again.
According to Srivastava, patients and doctors awaiting cases to be heard by the former Council were informed about the progress.
Similarly, cases of medical colleges which were awaiting recognition from the former council have been transferred to the BoG.