The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) has sent a letter dated 3rd Jan,2017 to Raja Rajeshwari Medical College and Hospital, affiliated to the Medical Council of India ( MCI), to increase its post graduation seats in MS-General Surgery from five to nine for the academic year 2017-18.
The MoHFW has initiated this process in order to provide more opportunities to MBBS degree holders who look forward to enrolling in post-graduate courses like Master in Surgery or Doctor of Medicine (MS/MD).
The letter issued by the Under Secretary to the Govt. of India, DVK Rao besides declaring the no of post graduate seats granted to Raja Rajeshwari Medical College and Hospital, has also asked the institution to provide the following documents to the MCI:
- Details of the infrastructural facilities with respect to teaching and non-teaching staff, and equipment, along with hospital facilities as per the MCI norms.
- The applicant should provide all infrastructural facilities teaching and non-teaching staff, buildings. Equipment and hospital facilities as per Medical Council of India norms. No student should be admitted in the above course permission of the Central Govt. is granted.
- The Private Medical College should provide Bank Guarantee of required amount in favour of Medical Council of India, New Delhi valid for three years from a nationalized/scheduled Bank as per MCI’s norms against increase in seats in above said course. However, medical colleges/institutions governed by the State Govt. are required to furnish only an undertaking to provide funds in their plan budget till the facilities are fully provided as per time bound program indicated by them.
- The Govt. Medical College(s) (except those colleges located in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana 86 J&K) should give an undertaking authorizing Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India to include 50% of PG (Medical) seats in All India Quota PG seats for the year 2017-18 ii) till the formal
The letter also clarifies that action to grant formal permission of the Central Govt. for increase of seats in the said course at the college will be initiated on receipt of a compliance report fulfilling the above conditions.
The letter also directs the medical college to send the Bank Guarantee/undertaking immediately in order to enable the Govt. to issue Letter of Permission(LoP) for the year 2017-18
The ministry initiative is a welcome step in the direction of giving more students an opportunity for post graduation.