MCI likely to be back for an inspection
Nizamabad: Government Medical College, Nizamabad, which lost its recognition for its academic batch 2017 on account of deficiencies is on its way to bouncing back by meeting the set standards of the Medical Council of India.
With the construction of its fourth lecture hall and non teaching staff quarters complete and half of the staff recruitments of the 20% deficiencies done( the main reasons cited for the MCI de recognition), the possibilities of swinging back into action are high.
The GMCN, which started in 2012 with 100 seats is a cherished dream of the people of the district. The college which became a reality after tremendous endeavors was attached to the Government General hospital after renovation. The hospital was later shifted to the newly constructed eight floor building on Khaleelwadi stadium.
“It is not exactly de-recognition of the college. In the four batches that were started in the college, two began with complaints from the MCI. This time too, we are sure of gaining permission as the college is making efforts to meet the council’s standards. We have already applied for the comprehensive inspection. The MCI team is likely to come for the inspection in January or February,” says Dr. K. Indira, Principal of the college.
The principal in an effort to explain the existing deficiencies said requirement of infrastructure and faculty, changes from batch to batch. As the college grows, it needs more lecture and examination halls, laboratories, teaching and non-teaching staff, their quarters and student hostels.
When the MCI came for the inspection last, the fourth lecture hall and examination hall were not yet complete. “Up to ten per cent faculty deficiency is acceptable. But we had 20 per cent then. Now, it could be reduced to ten per cent. Students of fourth batch who were admitted recently will take final examinations in January 2018. Thus, the first batch of MBBS will pass out from the college next year. Thereafter, we can even apply for post-graduation,” said Dr. Indira expressing confidence over tiding over the difficulties.