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MCI inspection reveals 40 percent posts vacant at Doon Medical College

MCI inspection reveals 40 percent posts vacant at Doon Medical College

Dehradun: Faculty recruitment at Government Doon Medical College and hospitals is at a surprising low with over 40% of posts of Associate Professors and Assistant professors lying vacant. Several departments like Pathology and Forensic Science have no professors at all.

A surprise inspection on Wednesday, by the Medical Council of India (MCI) officials  also observed that 20% of senior and junior resident doctor positions were lying vacant, stated a senior doctor at the college, on condition of anonymity. He admitted to five departments including – pathology, forensic science, pharmacology, microbiology and community medicine having no professor recruitment at all.

Upgraded to the status of a Medical College from a district hospital, in January, 2015, by the MCI after several inspections, Doon started its first academic session in 2016. The  student strength is currently at hundred and fifty for the first session.

The college is now looking for a ‘letter of permission’ from the MCI to initiate the second year MBBS study at the college, revealed a senior doctor. He attributed the MCI inspection to the same.

A hundred and eleven doctors are required to keep the college hospital going. To meet the MCI’s stipulated guideline  at least 90 % of the positions need to be filled.

A spate of resignations have been submitted by doctors working in this medical institution and the reasons cited by doctors for it are  untimely payments of salaries and the lack of a robust infrastructure.

The college administration admitted to steps being taken to overcome staff shortage.Talking to TOI, Dr Ashutosh Sayana, Director, Medical Education Department, said, “The MCI team was satisfied with the working of the medical college. We have informed them that interviews to hire faculty are being conducted. The team is likely to visit again.”

The College Principal, Dr Pradeep Bharti Gupta said, “The inspectors from MCI appreciated the functioning of the medical college as it conducts at least 50 operations and has an efficient out-patient department.”


Source: with Inputs
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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan December 27, 2016, 7:03 pm

    Mr Matthew, you can get the information through the RTI , it costs you Rs 11 to 45 only.

  2. Which govt. spend 1000000 (1 core ) to make a doctor ? Pls do not make wrong comments. The doctor student pay the fees nd their effort is not counted through their pay scale.

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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan December 27, 2016, 6:22 pm

    The primary goal of a Medical Educatihon is to teach and Train the Medical students to develop skills So to come out as useful Doctors to serve the society from whom they have benefited. The hospital may be performing operations/ surgeries, it doesn\’t mean that,it can produce decent, diligent and dedicated Doctors to serve National INTEREST in delivery of Good HEALTH to poor and needy people of our country. The Government SPENDS MORE THAN a core ( 10000000), in making of a single Doctor. If the MCI has set rules,its for benefit of each and every one. If you think hospital is doing a good work , let it run / work like a hospital to provide Health care to the patients but not as a teaching Medical college Hospital where Teaching and training is a prime issue.

  4. shame what is happening in medcial college and health ministry. bribe and capitation fees should be completely stopped and we thought of new govt. which will control, which also lost our hope