In an inspection conducted by Maharashtra Medical Council last year, several such institutes were found to have “severe deficiencies,” prompting the department to request the Centre’s opinion on whether counselling can be conducted for nearly 1,100 CPS seats.

Mumbai: The state’s medical education department has written to the union health ministry highlighting significant gaps in
standards of institutions that offer College of Physicians and Surgeons-affiliated (CPS) courses. In an inspection conducted by Maharashtra Medical Council last year, several such institutes were found to have “severe deficiencies,” prompting the department to request the Centre’s opinion on whether counselling can be conducted for nearly 1,100 CPS seats. However, over 3,000 aspiring medical professionals are in limbo as counselling for 1,081 seats in CPS courses for the 2022-23 academic year has not yet begun even as the Centre has conducted the NEET-PG for 2023-24. This delay in CPS admissions, which typically follow completion of MD/MS rounds, has caused concern in the medical community as central admissions to postgraduate courses too ended around mid January.

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