The final inspection by the Medical Council of India at the medical institute was to confirm an additional 50 MBBS seats.
Patiala: The Patiala-based Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital recently underwent an assessment by a two-member team of the Medical Council of India (MCI).
The final inspection at the medical institute was to confirm an additional 50 MBBS seats, which were sanctioned in the year 2013. The inspection was part of the mandatory process after 50 MBBS seats were added to the existing 150.
According to The Tribune, the two-member MCI team comprised Dr PP Joshi from Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH), Nagpur; and Dr Satyajeet Verma from Mahamaya Rajkiya Allopathic Medical College, Uttar Pradesh.
The inspection was conducted on December 1. During the inspection process, the Medical Council of India team evaluated the MBBS examination process, including externals and internals.
The team examined various departments of the medical institute’s premises including Out-Patient Departments (OPDs), laboratories, Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and Operation Theatres (OTs) to inspect the medical facilities as well as equipment.
The analysis report of the inspection has not been drafted yet by the MCI team but the medical college authorities are hopeful that they will get a thumbs up from the Medical Council of India.
When asked about the MCI inspection round, Government Medical College Principal Dr BS Sidhu told Tribune, “The inspection was conducted by the Medical Council of India to evaluate the examination process of the MBBS final year. We are expecting a positive report as I don’t think they found any deficiency from our side.”
Stating that they can’t make their comments on the said medical college assessment public, the MCI team members added, “We will submit our report to the Medical Council of India, which will take the final decision.”