Mumbai: A directive from the Bombay High Court has asked the Medical Council of India (MCI), and other authorities to carry out a surprise check of the DY Patil Medical College and also ordered them to allow provisional admissions of 100 students to its MBBS course. The college had submitted a petition challenging the Council’s decision to disallow an additional 100 student intake, for the academic year 2017-18, due to deficiencies in compliance with regards to resident doctors and faculty norms.
The college had challenged the MCI order as permission had been granted to it to admit 100 students. A division bench of Justices Bharati Dangre and Anoop Mohta heard the writ petition filed by D.Y. Patil Medical College Hospital and Research, Navi Mumbai against the cancellation of permission to increase its student strength from 150 to 250 students, for the MBBS course.
The petition made a submission that though they had been granted permission to increase their student intake by a 100 for the year 2016-17 by the Council, the Health Ministry and the Central Government, the same had been refused for the year 2017-18.
The college counsel, arguing the case said that despite there being no deficiencies, the college authorities were willing to comply within 2 weeks.
Citing the example of other colleges, the counsel stated that though there existed a shortage of doctors and teaching faculty between 30-50% in these colleges, they had been granted permission to increase their intake capacity.He further stated that keeping this circumstance in mind DY Patil Medical College should also be allowed to increase their intake capacity.
On hearing both sides, the court gave directions that provisional admission of 100 additional students is allowed to DY Patil, and also directed authorities to conduct surprise inspections to see to that the college overcame its deficiencies. The court while allowing the petition, directed the college to comply with norms, as well, reports the Asian Age.