Hyderabad: Not being given permission for the last two years, the Chittoor Based Medical college is staring a setback yet again, as the Medical council of India is likely to deny it permission for the third time in view of its deficiencies.
With the future of medical college in jeopardy, the medical college MBBS students are now looking at the state high court to offer them relief
According to a recent report by TNIE, RVS Institute of Medical Sciences, which was started in 2016 with 150 MBBS seats, failed to meet standards and stipulated guidelines by the MCI including proper infrastructure, faculty and hospital. As a consequence, the apex medical council had decided not to allow the medical college to run 2017-18, 2018-19 sessions as well as future batches.
While the MCI did give a temporary reprieve to continue MBBS classes for the 2016-17 session, unfortunately, the medical college failed to utilise the relief and build labs, academic blocks and hostel buildings to meet the standards even for the 2018-19 academic year, therefore MCI has now decided to withdraw its permission.
With this the state of Andhra Pradesh is likely to witness a fall of 150 seats from its MBBS pool due to much suspected shut down of RVS Institute of Medical Sciences, Chittoor, by the apex agency Medical Council of India (MCI).
Meanwhile, MBBS students admitted to the medical college; are feeling insecure of their future and are worried that the medical college may face the same fate as Kadapa based Fathima Institute of Medical Sciences (FIMS). Worried, the MBBS students have filed a petition with the state High Court to issue directives to accommodate them to other medical colleges of the state.
Case in Court
The reason behind the medical college inability to comply with the MCI standards is said to be due to the financial crisis being faced by the institute’s management body for a while now.
With the probable shutdown of the medical college, the MBBS students are worried about their future. A case was also filed in the High Court by some students seeking that they be shifted to some other colleges. The court is likely to hear the petition on March 13, adds TNIE.
Having said that the NTR University of Health Sciences, to which the medical college is affiliated with; has claimed that the students needn’t worry as the loss of medical college is unlikely to have any impact on them since they will be accommodated to other government medical colleges in the State.
Varsity shortlisting for relocation
According to varsity officials, the 150 MBBS students would be accommodated accordng to their category of admission. There are 75 students in A Category, 52 in B Category and 23 students in C Category at the medical college.
Speaking to the daily, Dr S Appala Naidu, Registrar, NTRUHS, said, “The students need not worry over the closure of the college. They will be relocated to other colleges. We are shortlisting the colleges for their relocation. Soon after the court order, this will be processed. The students will be required to pay the fee prescribed by the RVS Institute of Medical Sciences when they are shifted to a government college. The excess fee amount will be used for college development.”
When contacted, RVS Institute of Medical Sciences Chairman Ravuri Venkata Swamy told TNIE that the case was still in the court and the students have already completed their three-year course.