Maharashtra: After a recent round of inspection done by the MCI in GMC Gondia and Chandrapur, all seems positive for the two medical colleges. They might soon receive a green signal from the council for the academic session of 2016-17.
GMC Gondia seemed well-prepared for the surprise visit by the MCI officials. Earlier an inspection was conducted by MCI in December 2015, and even though the college had not received the MCI review report directly; it was later submitted to the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court after a PIL was filed by a social worker. There were 22 deficiencies pointed out in the report. The college then submitted an undertaking in the court for rectification by March 31 2016.
MCI had noted shortage of staff, lack of books and computers in the library, and incomplete construction of certain building, considered mandatory for starting a new college.
It is now reported that the college has been able to rectify almost 90 per cent of the major deficiencies. Only during the last inspection (in December) the total appointed teachers arrived at the college after the MCI inspection was done. As a result of which, MCI didn’t count them as teachers. However, this time around, the teachers were present in full strength at the college. A senior teacher in the college further implied that the college had followed the protocol of the directorate of medical education researcher (DMER) to make teachers’ appointments as required for 100 students.
After the intervention of the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court, the state government has stepped forward to inform the court that all the defeciences noted by MCI at the Government Medical College at Chandrapur have now been removed.
It was earlier reported by the MD team that High Court was seeking MCI inspection report on the Government Medical College (GMC) in Chandrapur. The MCI has been asked to submit the report within next two weeks.
It has been further reported that the demand by the apex court to see the report is based on MCI’s rejection of the college’s demand for approval for its new batch citing various deficiencies.
As reported by TOI, deficiencies rectified by Chanda GMC
* Four examination rooms each for patients in the medicine, surgery and gynaecology out patient departments Appointing the required staff with technical qualifications
Filling all the nursing posts (last year, out of 175 only 149 were filled)
Filling all posts of paramedical staff
Construction of examination hall and a 150-bedded hostel. The work is expected to be completed by August