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Govt suspends recognition of 93 nursing colleges
Govt suspends recognition of 93 nursing colleges

BHOPAL:The M.P government has suspended the recognition of 93 nursing colleges after they came under the scanner of the High Court. MP Nursing Council administrator Dr Yogesh Sharma on Thursday  that recognition of 93 nursing colleges had been revoked.

Sources said 16 of these colleges are in Indore, eight in Bhopal, seven in Jabalpur, among other places. Vishal Baghel, president of the Law Students Association of Madhya Pradesh, had filed a public interest litigation  on January 11 this year alleging lack of infrastructure in some of these colleges as well as few of them running only on paper on the basis of fake documents. Baghel and his counsels Alok Vagrecha and Deepak Tiwari had drawn the attention of the court towards the pathetic condition of these institutes.

On May 10, the HC had sought details, including documents and photographs, from 453 colleges from the MP Nursing Council, but 93 had failed to respond to notices issued by the MPNC, after which their recognition was suspended, Baghel told PTI. On Tuesday, a division bench of Chief Justice Ravi Malimath and Justice Vishal Mishra had also ordered the state government to appoint an administrator to run the MP Nursing Council after observing that the material furnished to the court by the latter was incorrect.

 Taking cognisance of some of the photographs submitted by the petitioner's lawyer, the HC observed it was "shocking" that some sheds have been shown as colleges. "On considering the affidavit filed before the court as well as previous affidavits and the material on record, the same would indicate involvement by the Registrar (MP Nursing Council) in supplying incorrect information to the court," the bench order had said on Tuesday.

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