Patna: A call for Patna Medical college to be made autonomous was given by Prof. S.N. Sinha, the principal of the college, at the 91st foundation day celebrations of the institution, on Thursday.
Addressing Mr. Lalu Prasad Yadav , the RJD chief and Health Minister Tej Pratap’s father, present as the Chief Guest at the function, he said “Sir, the patient load is increasing day by day on the hospital,” and added “We also want to increase the MBBS seats in the college; for all these reasons, it is important that the plan of developing new buildings is materialised soon. I request the chief guest to look into this matter.”
He also emphasised on the need for super speciality wings for the hospital.
According to The Telegraph presenting a report on the college’s performance in the past year, Prof. Sinha spoke of urgent needs of the hospital like hostels, upgradation of the library and installation of the Wi-Fi facility.
He requested the RJD Chief to look into some of the doctor complains over the Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Act.
The state government had notified the rules of the act in 2013. It aims to regulate hospitals, mainly private nursing homes. As per the act, hospitals are supposed to register with the government and the health facilities have to fulfil certain stipulated criteria regarding infrastructure and manpower.
The doctors have a few complaints about the provisions under the same.
Others who were present at this event were noted Physician, Gopal Prasad Sinha, Orthopaedic Surgeon R.N. Singh, Indian Medical Association member Sahjanand Prasad Singh & Neurosurgery chief, A.K. Agrawal.