New Delhi: The discord in the six-member governing body of Medical Council of India (MCI) has got prominent with the eminent cardiac surgeon Dr Devi Shetty resigning from the body. 

The members are said to have been disenchanted with few people of the governing body who are wielding much clout. MCI has convened a meeting on Wednesday to discuss over the matter.

Talking to Dainik Jagran, head of Narayana Hrudayalaya Banglore, Dr Shetty said, “The tenure of present governing body is ending on May 14. I have expressed my willingness not to continue as a member.”

Rebuffing any kind of controversy in the governing body, Dr Shetty has cited hectic work scheduled as a reason behind his decision.

According to MCI sources, resentment is brewing amongst its members following the influence of a few special ones in the governing body. “The members are displeased over a single person taking various decisions ranging from affiliating medical colleges to the appointments,” said the sources.

Meanwhile, MCI GB chairman Dr SK Sarin has appealed to Dr Shetty to take back his resignation. “Dr Shetty is a gem for the governing body. We meet each other during our board meeting every week, but he never expressed any grievance or displeasure over anything,” Dr Sarin said.

Dr Shetty had made the announcement for holding common entrance test for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in all medical colleges across the country.

JPN/Bureau