Hyderabad: The newly established Mahbub Nagar Medical College failing to rectify 24 listed deficiencies has been denied MCI approval for 150 undergraduate second batch admissions for the year 2017-18.
The denial comes with the National Eligibility Test (NEET) for undergraduate medical courses(MBBS/Dental), is just scheduled to be held in the first week of May. The College with the impending test round the corner will have no time to fulfill all the 24 shortcomings in the coming two months.
“The executive committee of the MCI decided to recommend to the central government not to renew the permission for admission of 2nd batch of 150 MBBS students at government medical college, Mahbubnagar,” the Executive Committee of the MCI, stated in a report.
The Telangana Junior Doctors’ Association (TJUDA),reacting sharply to the MCI decisions said that this would lead to a mammoth career loss to hundreds of meritorious and economically deprived medical students.
“The government must immediately rectify the deficiencies pointed out by MCI. If they are not rectified in two months before NEET on May 7, 2017, there would be no chance left,” said TJUDA President,Dr G Srinivas.
Sources highlighted that out of the 24 listed deficiencies, infrastructural deficiencies would be difficult to fulfill within a period of two months. These being the existing hostel capacity of 30 to an increased 47 and hostel accommodation for faulty against the existing 10 to 19. The other deficiencies incorporated in the list being small demonstration rooms for forensic medicine and pharmacology and the lack of audio-visual aids in Microbiology Department.
The manpower shortages include faculty-30.85%, resident doctors-17.02%, besides other shortfalls in paramedics and nursing.
The first medical college to be set up under the aegis of Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences, the institution falls in the home district of Telangana Health Minister, Dr C Laxma Reddy .
“If this is the fate of a medical college in the health minister’s district, one can imagine the fate of other colleges,” said a senior government doctor, preferring anonymity.
Dr M Ramani, Director ,Medical Education, when contacted by the TOI called it a routine affair. “There will be a compliance inspection in one month. We are hopeful of getting nod.”
The principal, she informed had left for New Delhi, for an MCI h hearing.