Lucknow: Staring at bleak future when it comes to the recognition of their degrees, 24 third-year MBBS students attached to Glocal Medical College and Hospital, Saharanpur; have written to the Chief Minister of the state as well as the Medical Council of India (MCI) seeking their intervention in the matter.
The 2016-17 batch medicos pointed out to various shortcomings in the medical college fearing that given the current track record of the medical college at failing to get MCI nod for its subsequent batches, it is also likely to lose out on the inspection for the recognition of their degrees.
Glocal medical college was started from the 2016-17 academic year after obtaining approval from the overseeing committee of the Medical Council of India. Amongst others, twenty-four students were admitted in the first year MBBS course during 2016-17 under the government quota via NEET counselling.
The students in their letter to the MCI allege that while MBBS classes had subsequently commenced but were thereafter halted due to lack of basic facilities and infrastructural deficiencies at the medical college premises including shortage in faculties, doctors as well as patients. There was no separate ward for various specialities, the letter noted.
The students further pointed out that during the academic year, the MCI officials paid many visits to the medical college for the purpose of inspections which all failed. As a result, the medical college got debarred from making admissions for 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years as it had failed to rectify the ‘deficiencies’ pointed out by the MCI.
While the college did get one year respite, the students alleged that its likely to fail any MCI inspection owing to its severe dearth of infrastructure. The medicos have now written to the MCI, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister seeking intervention in the matter.
In the letter to the MCI, a copy of which is with Medical Dialogues, the aggrieved MBBS students alleged that the medical college has failed miserably on all fronts and is compromising the clinical and theoretical aspects of learning.
“Forged records including surgeries, IPDs, OPD, attendance records along with faked forged photographic evidence are uploaded on MCI website. There are barely any patients who seek medical help. ICUs have non-functioning ventilators, emergency medications and intubation trolleys are lacking. The status super speciality hospital is a misnomer. There are no super speciality departments functioning or existing. Patients are admitted at the time of inspection. Faculties are invited according to inspection demands,” they alleged.