Five Rajasthan doctors booked for corruption

May 30th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS  

Jaipur, May 29 (IANS) The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Tuesday booked five senior Rajasthan government doctors for granting recognition to the nursing colleges which did not have standard facilities for the students, officials said.

The doctors are professors at the medical colleges in the state and had inspected these nursing colleges as designated members of the Rajasthan Nursing Council for granting them recognition, they added.

The authorities of five nursing colleges were also booked under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

According to ACB’s Inspector General Umesh Mishra, the agency had raided about 75 colleges in March on complaints of irregularities.

“It was found that many of these nursing colleges were granted recognition from the Rajasthan Nursing Council despite the fact that they did not have proper facilities,” said Mishra.

The officer added that each-inspection team consists of two designated members of the Rajasthan Nursing Council including a professor at a government medical college and a teacher of a government nursing institution.

“First information reports have been registered against senior doctors including Jhalawar Medical College’s professor Sushil Kochar, SMS Medical College’s associate professors R.K. Gupta and Rambabu Sharma, JK Lon Hospital’s professors Dr L.D. Agrawal and Rambabu Gupta,” said Mishra.

Authorities of four nursing colleges in Jaipur and one in Jodhpur have also been booked, said the officer.

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