A letter to the ministry of health and family welfare had been submitted by DCI, duly bearing the signature of ML Meena, the secretary incharge of DCI, dated June 13, has been received by the college.
The letter implies that the confirmation of DCI’s recommendation to not renew the 3rd year BDS course and grant of additional seats, due to 5 major deficiencies.
DCI’s inspection team noted a deficiency in staff which includes professor of oral pathology deputed in DME Mumbai. Besides, there is shortage of 2 professors in the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics departments. Also, and the department of Paedontics lacks one reader.
Lack of medical equipment in different departments leading to deficiency in functioning of these departments has been noted by the council.
The reports also highlights the fact that the pre-clinical prosthodontics and dental material lab is established on a smaller area in comparison to what was sanctioned. The same deficiency has been noted in other major pre-clinical labs, including pathology.
When contacted, college dean Dr SP Dange told TOI, “There are shortcomings at the government level as well as at the level of the PWD. The state health minister has called me on Monday for filing a detailed affidavit about the situation and we will be getting three months’ time for meeting the criteria.”