Hyderabad: The Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences has been denied admission for a 150 strong batch of MBBS students for the year 2018-2019 and 2019-20 by the Medical Council of India which has recommended disapproval for the same to the centre.
The Council cited deficiencies and lapses including the presence of in-patients who have been admitted despite having no ailment.
However, the medical institute’s management said the medical college is six years old and is already recognized and that there is no need for any renewal.
Dr. Preethi Reddy, Director of Malla Reddy Institute in a conversation with TOI stated, “We are a recognized college as we are six years old. The MCI during a recent inspection found the bed occupancy ratio at 72.9% while the faculty absence was just four percent. It is all within norms. Regarding patients, it is all subjective. Sometimes, relatives who are attendants may be absent during inspection. There is no need of renewal for our medical college and we can admit a fresh batch. If the Centre calls for a hearing based on the MCI report recommendation, we will explain our case.”
The MCI Executive Committee in the report also mentioned the shortage of resident doctors at 17.7%.
The report said: “In the female medical ward, a patient K. Meghana was admitted for seizures for four years and is on treatment. There are no episodes of convulsions in the past one year and no other complaints reported by the patient either related to disease or medication. In the dermatology male ward, patients admitted on April 19, 2018, morning has no complaints that merit admission. In the paediatrics ward, a patient named Praveen admitted on April 18 was prescribed injectables and oral medicines. However, no medicine was being administered, according to the patient. No attendant or personal belongings of the patients were found. In female surgery ward, B. Lakhya aged 35 years was admitted in female surgery with colitis which was not significant for surgical management. At least 2-3 female patients were admitted for a backache without any significant findings on CT(sic),” reported TOI
The MCI’s report stated its decision to not consider the Institute for processing applications for postgraduate courses in the academic year 2019-20. It also said that it intended to issue show cause notices regarding the recommendation for withdrawal of recognition of the UG/PG courses run by that institute, along with a direction of stoppage of admissions in permitted post-graduate courses.