MCI denial to two medical colleges for MBBS admissions in Telangana
Hyderabad: Fudged clinical data submitted by Maheswara Medical College, and faculty and equipment shortages, along with, scarce patient admissions discovered during the Council inspection at Mahavir Institute of Medical Sciences, Vikarabad have resulted in the two medical institutions not being recommended for granting of admissions to the centre by the MCI. The application of St Augustine Educational Society for setting up a new medical college at Patancehru has also been declined by the apex education regulator on the basis of deficiencies cited.
In August 2017, the records of Maheswara Medical College and Hospital reflected treatment given to 19,198 persons, as out-patients at the rate of 768 per day; and 999 as in-patients at the rate of 40 patients per day. The registers further revealed 1,074 surgeries done, at the rate of 36 per day. The record further claimed 145 ICU patients in a month at the rate of five per day.
However, the MCI Executive Committee report, released on November 22, 2017, stated that these numbers were inflated. "As per the assessment report in September 2017, apart from inflation of clinical material, several deficiencies are found. CT Scan is not available. There is only one patient in ICU on the day of assessment. There was only one patient in ICCU on the day of assessment. Cold chain equipment is not available. Among specialists, only a paediatrician was present."
MCI observations regarding Mahavir Medical college noted, "As per November assessment report, 7% of deficiency of faculty, 6.1% shortage of residents, out-patient attendance at 2 pm on the day of assessment is 686 against the requirement of 750. CT Scan is not available. Paediatric ICU & NICU have three beds each against the requirement of 5 beds each. Only one patient was in PICU on the day of assessment."
The Council also recommended disapproval of application of TRR Institute of Medical Sciences by St Augustine Educational Society at Hyderabad, a second time. "Both college & hospital are non-functional. Dean & medical superintendent are yet to be appointed. Deficiency of faculty is 100% as detailed in the report. Shortage of Residents is 100%. No nursing, paramedical & non-teaching staff were shown, " the Council assessment added.
"No clinical material is available as it is a non-functional hospital. There are no patients at the time of the visit. The central clinical lab is nonfunctional," it further stated, reports the TOI.