HYDERABAD: The 150 seats granted to the Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad by the NTR University of Health Sciences have come under a shadow with the Medical Council of India(MCI), recommending to the centre to not recognize or approve the awarding of 150 MBBS seats to the institute. The decision of the Council was taken at a meeting held in January.
However, in an effort towards giving the institute a chance to make amendments, the committee gave it a month’s time for compliance, leaving the approval to its outcome.
The Executive Committee of the Council relied on December 7, 2017, assessment report carried out following Supreme Court orders.
The minutes, as recorded in the MCI meeting, on the deficiencies noticed stated: “About the following faculty and residents, there was a mismatch in the signature in attendance and verification of staff. Printout of biometric attendance on December 6 showed Nil punches. OPD attendance up to 2 pm as verified by assessors was 827 against the requirement of 1,200. Bed occupancy at 10 am on the day of assessment was 65.38%. There were only 10 minor operations for the whole hospital on the day of assessment.”
MCI report further said, “regarding the admitted patient, time of admission was not mentioned in case-tickets of most of the patients. In medicine ward, 12 patients were admitted on December 6 from 9.01 am to 9.23 am. In OPD sheet no doctors signature was available for advice admission.” TOI quotes the Minutes as stating “Darkroom is not available in Ophthalmology OPD. There is no refrigerator in Immunization room.”
Likewise, the apex medical education regulator also recommended disapproval to the centre regarding raising the MBBS intake from 100 to 150 at Maharajah Institute of Medical Sciences, Nellimarla, under Dr NTR University of Health Sciences. It gave the college a month’s time for rectification of shortcomings.