Parippally ESI Medical College, which got an MCI approval lately began classes for its first batch on Wednesday.The Medical College set up at the cost of Rs 500 crore has been equipped with the basic departments for treatment and education.
However, ESI quota related issues continue to remain unresolved. “The hospital has all the basic departments including departments for medicine, gynecology, surgery, orthopedics, respiratory, dental, and transfusion medicine. It also has fulfilled the norms to provide classes for MBBS students. The hospital can accommodate as many as 500 beds for inpatients” revealed the college Principal, Sara Varghese
“We have nearly 1,500 outpatients visiting the hospital on a daily basis,” the Principal told the newspaper. The Lodha Committee had given an approval for giving admissions to 100 MBBS students for the academic year 2017-18.
Earlier, the MCI and the Central government had denied permission to give approval for admissions at the medical college. The decision of the two was revoked by the Lodha committee.
The committee approval is based on the condition that the state government gives an undertaking showing that a compliance report has been given by the government rectifying all issues pointed at by the Council.
The college has a total of 100 seats out of which 15 are all India quota seats, 50 state quota seats and 35 ESIC quota seats.
Meanwhile, ESI quota admissions could not be availed by the wards of cashew workers owing to the norms put forward by the ESI corporation.
ESI norms state that the parent of the student to avail the quota should have a 78 working days attendance in 10 contribution periods of six months each, from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2017.
Several factories run by the Kerala State Cashew Development Corporation do not even have a total of 78 working days in six months, for the workers to get bare minimum attendance for reservation eligibility reports Deccan Chronicle.