Bhopal: The oldest medical college of the state, Gwalior’s Gajra Raja Medical College (GRMC) has lost 14 PG seats in the General Medicine Department with the Medical Council of India(MCI), finding severe faults in the insufficient infrastructure at the college.
Having been inaugurated on August 1, 1946, this is for the first time that the medical institution has faced de-recognition of seats. The college authorities are optimistic about regaining their lost seats.
“There was an MCI inspection some time back and they pointed out shortage of staff. We have complied with the recommendations. Their report is awaited,” said GRMC’s HOD-Medicine, Dr O P Jatav.
On 15th November 2016, the MCI’s Medical Education Committee on the basis of the council assessor’s report decided to debar the college of 14 PG seats. A decision that has created an uncertain future for 48 medical students.
“Admissions done (if any) against these seats till renewal of their recognition will be irregular/illegal and not in accordance with MCI regulations. Failure to seek timely renewal of recognition shall result in stoppage of admissions to the course concerned,” states the MCI’s letter to the medical college, reports the TOI. The apex body is now seeking a compliance report from the college within a period of four weeks.