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Ministry asked to rethink rules for diagnostic jobs

DNMUM385283 | 3/21/2017 | Author : Neetu Chandra Sharma | WC :463

Medical MSc post-grads uneasy as only doctors allowed employment in all medical roles
DNA HEALTH
New Delhi: After the Clinical Establishments (Central Government) Rules made it mandatory for diagnostic laboratories to employ only doctors for all medical roles, Medical MSc postgraduates were fearful of either losing their jobs or being demoted to the role of laboratory technicians.
The National MSc Medical Teachers’ Association (NMMTA) has therefore written to the Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda asking him to reconsider the rules.
“We have requested the Health Ministry that the National Council for Clinical Establishment consider modifying its guidelines to accommodate Medical MSc degree (irrespective of PhD) as a qualification to interpret and sign diagnostic test reports in Microbiology and Biochemistr
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