The Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) has requested the state government to widen its jurisdiction to allow it to hear cases of medical negligence against hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. It has sent the request to the Department of Medical Education. Currently, the MMC only hears cases of medical negligence against doctors. The proposal comes after the council came across a series of cases where it could not act against medical bodies due to limited jurisdiction. In 2013, Mahad-based doctor Himmatrao…