By BBN Staff: Today, the owners of Columbus Central University of Medicine and the Washington University of Health Sciences, held a media tour of their Ladyville campus to address the recent delisting by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and show that the school does, in fact, have classrooms and teachers.
The MCI delisted both schools in January, however, Vice-President and co-owner Peggy Allen, says that the delisting has no real impact on the school.
“It doesn’t really hold any base on the operation of the university it will only affect Indian national students, who would apply to the university during the delisted period,” Allen said.
Addressing the allegations that lead to the school being delisted, Dr.Malik Soudah said that they emerged from their competition in an attempt to discredit their institution.
“..recently we have been exposed to some of the toxic competition. Rotten to the core with its fake journalists, who in return all they do is spread fake news, false accusations and initiated a smearing medical campaign against the two medical schools,” Soudah said.
He stressed that the school currently has 400 on-campus students and almost another 400 in clinics. The school is also planning to expand with two new campuses, one of which will begin construction in San Pedro sometime before year’s end.
The tour of the facility revealed numerous rooms with microscopes and other equipment and classrooms with students and ongoing classes filled with students. The owners added that they are currently in discussion with the MCUI about being relisted and do not foresee any problems with getting back on the list once the council inspects their facilities.
The delisting was reported locally by journalist and activist Geovanni Brackett, who has since disseminated a correspondence between himself and the Embassy of India in Mexico, whose jurisdiction also includes Belize, referencing the delisting.