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CJ flays falling quality of medical education

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Bangalore, Feb 23 (UNI) The Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Cyriac Joseph, while expressing concern over the quality of medical education in the country has strongly appealed to the governments to take stern actions against 'blacksheep' institutions.

Speaking after inagurating the four-day 52nd Annual Conference of Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons here today the Cheif justice said the of standard of medical education coming down should be treated as the concern of the entire society.

The educationists, professionals, governments and all the stakeholders in the medical education field should take note of it very strongly and come out with remedial measures to stem the rot, he added.

Calling upon the concerned authorities to pay urgent attention to threats posed by those who are responsible for the steep fall of standard of medical education. ''The government should identify those ''blacksheeps'' and treat them with iron-hand'' he said.

Apart from expressing concern over the standard of medical education the Chief Justice also flayed the rise in the cost of medical treatment which is not affordable for the commonman.

The Chief Justice also calling upon the medical fraternity to maintain the ethics of their profession and ensure the availability of medical treatment to the common man. He also added that if the doctors desist from advising the patients to undergo certain clinical tests in diagnosing diseases the cost of the treatment can be drastically brought down.

Karnataka medical education minsiter Dr V S Acharya, Minister for sciences and technology Ramachandre Gowda were also present on the occasion.

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