Chandigarh: The Medical Council of India’s(MCI) inspecting team that visited the Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, Sector 32(GMCH), recently for compliance on increased seats has raised objections to the elevation of Dr Ravi Gupta as Medical Superintendent.
Sources while speaking to the Tribune stated that the inspecting team referred to a letter written to the Council objecting to an out of turn elevation of Dr Ravi Gupta as Medical Superintendent. According to information, the letter accused that the appointed Medical Superintendent did not have the requisite experience to become the MS of the medical college and stood 17th in rank on the seniority list.
Prof Devi Dayal Gupta, one of the MCI team members claimed that the matter was under discussion.
While Dr Ravi Gupta told the daily that he was unaware of the matter.
The current inspection being conducted at GMCH 32, is the fifth in the line of inspections, to confirm an addition of 50 medical seats sanctioned in 2012.
Once the MCI allows an institution to increase its seats, it carries out an inspection annually for the first five years to check on infrastructural and human resource updates.
In the case of GMCH -32 seat increase, the MCI in 2012-13 came by many hurdles. Firstly the seat increase granted by the MCI, from 50 to 100 was only for a year. The next year, the MCI cancelled 50 of the 100 due to prevailing deficiencies. However facing controversies authorities gave the college a nod to continue taking in a hundred admissions.