After the initial observations made by the MCI inspection team, the council has now granted another window of opportunity to the Government Medical College (GMC) to mould the situation in their favour for increasing the MBBS seats from 150 to 200. GMC has been asked to remove the shortcomings founding an inspection in December last year.
The College Principal, Dr DS Bal has earlier said that the objections were of minor nature, he has further implied that even though 90 per cent of the eligibility criteria has already been met, these objections arein the nature of absence of separate canteen for staff members, non-working intercom system, absenceof steriliser, and partially computerised OPD.”
He further implied that that the work on the two building blocks and a student’s centre has already been started, and is likely to be completed in the next nine months.
Talking to The Tribune, Dr Bal said, “The college has ample staff for the MBBS students. The existing vacant posts do not make college ineligible for the 200 MBBS seats.”
The MCI team will be coming for re-evaluation of the inspection assessment report, which was earlier submitted to the Union Health Ministry. College officials said director, research and medical education,was already in Delhi to meet the ministry and submit the report.
After the MCI conducts an inspection at a medical college, it submits its assessment report to the Union Health Ministry, which in turn sends a report to the Medical Education Department of the state concerned.