Chennai, July 5 (UNI) Leader of the Opposition and AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa today blamed the DMK Government for the Medical Council of India (MCI) withdrawing recognition to three Government Medical colleges in the State.
In a statement here, she said that thanks to the ''callous attitude'' of the DMK Government, the MCI had withdrawn recognition to Theni, Kanniyakumari and Vellore medical colleges, following which aspiring students were deprived of 300 MBBS seats.
In a bid to make Tamil Nadu the numero uno State in the country in all areas, the AIADMK Government, during 2001-06, had taken steps for starting the three medical colleges and secured recognition from MCI after creating necessary infrastructure. During her regime, doctors were posted in these colleges for a specific period and were prevented from seeking transfer during that period, she said.
However, after the DMK came to power, these doctors have got transfers and the MCI, citing non-availability of doctors, had withdrawn recognition for this year, Ms Jayalalithaa said.
Considering the importance of the matter, the Government should take immediate steps and ensure that the MCI accorded recognition and granted necessary approval for admission to 300 seats.
''Otherwise, the DMK Government will have to take full responsibility for the lapse,'' she said.