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Karnataka: MCI to debar three medical colleges for fake patients


Karnataka: MCI to debar three medical colleges for fake patients

The colleges in question are: Shridevi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Hospital, Tumakuru; Sambhram Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, KGF, and the one at Devanahalli run by Akash Education and Development Trust.

Bengaluru: Patients with minor ailments, others with troubles that could be attended to as out patients and even those in the pink of health were seen lying on hospital beds of some private medical colleges of Karnataka, trying to get the Medical Council of India’s(MCI) approval for course continuations. Some of the inspected colleges were those who despite a deficient quotient had been allowed to start courses by the oversight committee with the promise of fulfilling the deficiencies when the Council visited with an inspection scanner, the next time around. To top it all, the visiting Council officials found the percentage of patients admitted in the hospital far lower than that mentioned in the records to the council, by the colleges.

The poor performance of the college hospitals in terms of patient intake( outpatients and inpatients ) had the executive committee of the MCI in its recommendation report at a meeting suggest – debarment for two academic years (2017-2018 and 2018-2019).

The Council took this decision, as it felt that the three were  unable to fulfill the requirements mandated to run a college, which included patient intake. All these colleges were short of  faculty as well.

The colleges in question are: Shridevi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Hospital, Tumakuru; Sambhram Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, KGF, and the one at Devanahalli run by Akash Education and Development Trust.

The apex education regulator also debarred a fourth college on the basis of shortage of faculty and inadequate infrastructure.

It is the MCI’s role to conduct periodic inspection of various medical colleges and suggest permission for continuation or debarment to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The above mentioned three colleges had been allowed to run a course for the year 2016-17  by the Supreme Court mandated Oversight Committee on the promise that they would meet up with the requirements in due time.

The Inspection  Committee in the minutes of its Executive Committee meeting  observed the following about the colleges inspected:

Sambhram Institute of Medical Sciences and Research had a mere 17% bed occupancy  as against the exaggerated 62% figure, mentioned in the report submitted by the institution. The report also said and that all the patients did not merit admission, as they were suffering from minor ailments,  that could be attended to from the outside.

While inspecting the Shridevi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research the regulating body found the patients admitted suffering from ailments like anaemia, gastritis, URI or gastroenteritis; patients in the orthopaedics ward suffered from Low back pain and knee discomfort, which the Council officials felt did not call for admission, The committee  also during verification of attendance observed that faculty members signing the morning attendance rooster were different from those  marking attendance, in the afternoon.

The worst was yet to come. At  Devanahalli; the  Council inspectors found a patient in ‘the pink of health’  on the hospital bed of the General Medicine Ward, for two weeks without any having gone through any  diagnosis or treatment.

The officials also discovered a junior resident in the department of general surgery marking attendance as senior resident at another medical facility, reports TOI.

The Akash Education and Development Trust authorities remained unavailable for explanations. A Sambhram official however, said that they had yet to see the report and therefore, would like to abstain from commenting.


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  1. All day colleges r true, but those students who don\’t clear entrance exams where will they go, how they would fulfill their ambition to become a doctor, not because they r dumb or bad students but because of the not scoring in the merit list as a result of reservation and category system, so first of all these reservations system should be cut off and then private medical colleges should be taken care of

  2. Sir what you have said is up to the mark but there is no one raise the voice against it.

  3. Almost all patients in private medical colleges are fake.Govt is sleeping cause they pay big bribe….Fake doctors are being created, Senior citizen 60+ years are teaching, who themselves learnt 30+ years back, with no license examination, whole private medical colleges is a open big joke…..mci is talking money frm private clg modi ji take strikc action

  4. medical education is a game – making money and cheating public. the medical student to pay for MBBS and MD/MS ? why the course make one like PG and UG seats same to continue instead torturing the students future to shell out more money and time to demorlise their ethics of medicine. make equal seat and let the passout MBBS to continue in same college of PGs and super sepecialites.

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    Dr Ramesh VARDHAN April 10, 2017, 3:25 pm

    It is high time to stop giving permission set up new medical colleges in already super saturated south Indian States. And added to this there thousands of Health providers, starting from small clinics to the so called Corporate Hospitals. There are more than 50 medical colleges in Karnataka alone. If we include Maharashtra, A P, Telangana, T N And Kerala , together contributes to more than 50 % of the medical colleges of our country. Look at the disparity between Southern and Northern states. The over papulated Northern states with less number of Medical colleges and Health care Facilities as compared to South. Because of That we often see empty beds or the beds with the dummy patients. at the time of inspection. The distribution of the Medical colleges should be based on the population density and area.The minimum distance between two colleges should be 50 kms, like in the case of air ports . unorganized sectors , more likely to create unnecessary problems. That is the difference between the Devolped and under devolped countries. One with money and political support can get any thing and every thing they want . unfortunately Governments support the rich , please the poor by giving 10 KGS of rice/ wheat, 5 litters of Kerocine , 4 Led bulbs, free admission to the Government schools run without the teachers. Mid day meal with out Protein for the Growing kids. And poor will remain poor by spending more than half of their hard earned money on Alcohol and attending the Hospitals for cloured water called tonic, prick to the bum\’s. Our entair health system is an unorganized sectors. It work as per the whims and fancies of the health provider. We can\’t even control Tuberculosis , undernutrition, other communicable diseases for which we need nothing much other will and commitment. Instead promoting big things like corporate hospitals and medical colleges let the Government concentrate in controling of TB, Malaria, Diahoria and undernutrition and birth control, other wise we left with suffering population in excesses. And colleges become production companies of the ill trained Doctors.who could do more harm than good to the society.

  6. Almost all patients in private medical colleges are fake.Govt is sleeping cause they pay big bribe….Fake doctors are being created, Senior citizen 60+ years are teaching, who themselves learnt 30+ years back, with no license examination, whole private medical colleges is a open big joke…..

  7. Well said sir, its true mci is corrupted give permission like that college