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'Seen Munna Bhai MBBS?': Supreme Court to Medical College Accused of Showing Fake Patients During Inspection

Lawstreet Journal 16 Feb 2022 4:54pm

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The Supreme Court in the case of National Medical Commission v. Annasaheb Chudaman Patil Memorial Medical College and Ors. made some strong observations against a private medical college accused of falsifying records to reflect inflated patient intake.

A Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud observed how the allegations seemed to be straight out of bollywood movie Munnabhai MBBS.

"This is a case where in a paediatric ward, all children were admitted without any problems. Have you seen the Munnabhai MBBS movie, counsel? How did the hospital have fake patients? Illness does not end on Makar Sankranti. This is a case of falsifying records Mr Singhvi," Justice Chandrachud told Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who was appearing for the college.

Justice D.Y. Chandrachud further said “I was looking at their additional documents this morning. They say that the patients over there were absolutely hale and hearty! In the paediatric ward, the children who have no problem are there!”

Have you seen the movie Munnabhai MBBS?” asked the judge.

Yes, Your Lordships. It is a delightful movie. But, I need some natural justice. I am running since 1992. The number of admitted seats is 100. From 15th July 2021, I get recognition to continue for the next academic year, that is, 2021-2022, for the same 100 seats. I applied to increase from 100 to 150..the power to not give me 50 is one part, we are not concerned with it. But the power to withdraw even the continuing 100 does not lie on this inspection, or the MARB… Continue Reading...

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