Chandigarh: Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) Sector 32 had officials of the Medical Council of India visit its gynaecology Department for an inspection recently. . The Department is currently bereft of a Head. This has been the situation ever since the last head Dr. Anju Haria moved on.
Dr. AK Janmeja is presently appointed as Administrative Head of Department. The visiting team that arrived in the afternoon continued to inspect till the evening.
The authorities maintained a discreet quiet on the inspection and the objections raised by the Council, reports the Tribune.
In an earlier report, the Medical Dialogues team had reported that the Government Medical College and Hospital,(GMCH) sector 32 was facing the MCI axe, as it had declared its intention of derecognizing 23 postgraduate (MD/MS) seats across 9 of the college departments for existing deficiencies. The college had been asked to submit a compliance report within 4 weeks in order to save itself from this disaster; along with a deposit of Rs 1 lakh by each of the departments found with shortcomings. The colleges failure, in complying to the above conditions would result. in admissions made against increased seats, since 2014, declared illegal. The jeopardized seats in question include: three MD seats in General Medicine, two MD seats in pulmonary medicine, three MS seats in general surgery, two MD seats in psychiatry , two MD seats in dermatology, five MD seats in orthopaedics, two MD seats in anatomy and ENT department and four MD seats in anaesthesia .
The above count of seats were increased by the MCI in 2014. In May 2017, at the time of the first batch appearing for its final examination, the MCI team conducted a called for inspection, for the final approval, only to find various departments falling short of expectations. The apex education regulator raised objections demanding immediate compliance or face de recognition. The anatomy department inspection for renewal of seats also faced issues with the Council.
Read more at Medical Dialogues: Chandigarh: MCI threatens to derecognize 23 PG seats at GMCH-32 https://education.medicaldialogues.in/chandigarh-mci-threatens-to-derecognize-23-seats-in-gmch-32/