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Kothagudem Medical College will get NMC approval: Claims Principal, Refutes media reports
Kothagudem: Refuting claims that the National Medical Commission (NMC) has denied permission for the proposed Kothagudem Medical College, the Principal of the institute, Dr. RL Lakshman Rao recently claimed that the college has dealt with all the deficiencies founf by the NMC team and it would soon get nod from the Apex Medical Body.This comes after recently news reports claimed that citing...
Kothagudem: Refuting claims that the National Medical Commission (NMC) has denied permission for the proposed Kothagudem Medical College, the Principal of the institute, Dr. RL Lakshman Rao recently claimed that the college has dealt with all the deficiencies founf by the NMC team and it would soon get nod from the Apex Medical Body.
This comes after recently news reports claimed that citing gross deficiencies, the Commission had turned down the proposal of setting up the medical college.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that Minister T Harish Rao recently announced that eight Telangana based medical colleges would begin their admission process by the academic year 2022-2023.
Those eight medical colleges were in Sangareddy, Mahabubabad, Mancherial, Wanaparthy, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Jagtial, Nagarkurnool and Ramagundam.
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Recently, the Times of India had reported that citing gross deficiencies, the National Medical Commission (NMC) had allegedly said no to the proposal of setting up a 150-seat Government Medical College at Kothagudem.
The daily had mentioned that NMC had found 88.8% deficiency in faculty and a 69.7% deficiency in resident doctors. Further the college building had been found to be under construction and there were lack of facilities such as lecture theatres, library, laboratories, student hostels and staff quarters.
Apart from this, Laboratory facilities in anatomy and biochemistry departments were also found to be lacking along with basic furniture and other audio-visual equipment. Hostel facilities for students, residents, and nurses were also absent and the hospital only had 233 beds as against the requirement of 330 beds. The daily had mentioned that issuing the letter of disapproval, the Apex Medical Body had given the college time up to June 23 for rectifying the issues.
However, amid the reports claiming that the permission for the college was denied by NMC, the principal of the medical college, Dr. RL Lakshman Rao refuted such claims. Telangana Today adds that speaking to media, Dr. Rao informed that after submitting the application, a team of NMC had inspected the medical college back on January 31. Finding lapses during the inspection, NMC team had submitted a report.
Expressing hope that the medical college will get recognition at the earliest, the Principal Dr. Rao informed the daily that the NMC team would visit the college once again for inspection.
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Barsha completed her MA from the University of Burdwan, West Bengal in 2018. Having a knack for Journalism she joined Medical Dialogues back in 2020. She mainly covers news about medico legal cases, NMC/DCI updates, medical education issues including the latest updates about medical and dental colleges in India. She can be contacted at email@example.com.