Palampur: 14 passouts of the MD Radiodiagnosis course from Tanda Medical College stand in limbo, in light of the fact that the said course is not recognized by the Medical Council of India.
Ironically, a report in The Tribune points out that the course at Radio Diagnosis Department at Tanda Medical College continues to run despite not fulfilling the requisite infrastructural and faculty norms of the Medical Council of India.
Radio Diagnosis pass outs of the college continue to live in a state of sheer helplessness, as they are neither eligible for a further super-specialization courses or are able to find employment in other parts of the country for radiology. Careers of 14 Post graduate doctors stand jeopardized since 2011, when the course was started. Seemingly, the Radio Diagnosis Department remains indifferent to their plight.
According to information, ever since the inception of the course in 2011, fourteen students joined it.Of these two batches, those of 2011-14 and 2012-15 comprising of five candidates have already been conferred with degrees. However, the recognition to the department is yet to come, as the shortcomings that were revealed four years ago by the apex body, continue to prevail. The laid back attitude of the authorities has kept the Medical Council of India from granting the Department of Radio Diagnosis recognition. The college on its part continues to carry on with the course, despite it having now been de-recognized due to the existing shortcomings. Moreover, the Department on its part has increased the seats from two to three.
The situation seems to have worsened still, as the state government has failed to make adequate amends to the objections raised by the Medical Council of India’s inspecting body. The faculty has also lessened in number, with teachers being transferred to other colleges.
The worst hit in this case are the students, who after having cleared the course, still are in possession of degrees which have no value as the Medical Council does not recognize them. According to a source in the Rajendra Prasad Medical College, the Tanda Principal has taken up the issue with the Medical Council Of India authorities and the shortcomings in the Radio Diagnosis Department are also being addressed.
It is now believed that the Medical council of India has consented to inspect the Tanda Medical College’s Radio Diagnosis in the near future.