Kochi: The Government Medical College,Ernakulam,(GMC), is due for a Medical Council Of India (MCI) inspection, despite infrastructural work being in progress.
Director, Medical Education, Ramla Beevi, visited the college last week to assess work progress and also collect a feedback on faculty appointments. While a few faculty appointments have been made, the college is still short of the requisite MCI number.
PG Programs in five departments are yet to take off in a satisfactory manner. A super specialty block is a necessity for conduction of these programs
A super-specialty block is a must for the conduction of the programs. Courses in three clinical and two non clinical subjects under General Medicine and Surgery, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Microbiology, and Pathology granted 11 seats are set for inspection for recognition.
In the absence of the super specialty blocks, PG students are seen going to other medical colleges, for clinical practice in super specialty departments.
The government had given its approval for work in the catheterization laboratory, Super specialty block, and PG Hostel facilities
The government had sanctioned works on the super-specialty block, catheterization laboratory, and PG hostel facilities. It had also allocated 1.1 crore towards equipment purchase.
The super specialty block is supposed to come up in the incomplete pay ward block; a part of which was used to set up the OP wing of the Cochin Cancer Research Centre. A boundary wall is also to be constructed by the Public Works Department, in charge of the entire work.
The Shamna Death case which occured in the college, is an indication of it being short of basic facilities to handle emergencies. The Shamna death case also revealed how only a handful of departments and wards were well equipped to handle emergencies.
A package of 145 crore through the Kerala Investment Infrastructure Fund Board awaits announcement. The college also awaits a major package for developing the rest of the infrastructure with the help of the KIIFB, reported the Hindu.