Absent during MCI inspection: 33 doctors issued Show Cause Notice
The erring faculty members include three professors, an associate professor, two assistant professors, 11 tutors and 16 resident doctors. One-day salary of these doctors has also been deducted for skipping duty without approval.
Bhagalpur: Doctors and faculty members at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital are set to face stern action for remaining absent during Medical Council of India (MCI) inspection.
As per a recent TOI report, the authorities of the medical institution have served show cause notice to 33 doctors including faculty members for being absent during the inspection team visit of Medical Council of India (MCI) for MBBS and PG medical seats.
Keeping in view of the MCI inspection and Lok Sabha elections, all leaves were cancelled. However, the doctors and the faculty members still took leaves thereby violating the said order.
On 15th April this year, the MCI team visited the Medical College for inspection for permanent recognition and approval for admission of 100 medical students at MBBS and postgraduate medical courses.
The MCI granted 50 MBBS seats to the Medical College while 50 more seats are proposed at the institution. However, the MCI officials found the 33 doctors including three department heads absent during the headcount.
Since they were absent without permission from the medical college, the Principal has now served the erring doctors with show cause notices.
Dr Hemant Kumar Sinha, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Principal informed the TOI, “The erring faculty members include three professors, an associate professor, two assistant professors, 11 tutors and 16 resident doctors. One-day salary of these doctors has also been deducted for skipping duty without approval.”
The Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that the first action against government doctors in Bihar for absenteeism. Eight government doctors were expelled from the service for being absent from the duty for five years. the decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.