Solan: Recently, Medical Council of India’s (MCI) three member team has inspected the upgraded district hospital turned medical institution at the Nahan District in Himachal Pradesh. The team visited the DR. YS Parmar Medical College, taking stock of records, infrastructural and teaching facilities available to decide its fate to start the first batch of MBBS at the newly designated medical college.
The team gave a thorough inspection to the records and facilities available at the hospital. The state government hospital has managed to show a staff strength of 240 people , including 44 doctors, nurses and para-medicals. It is reported that the government in the past has drawn criticism for transferring key appointees from various hospitals across the state. The strength of students to be taken in for the first batch would be decided by the MCI based upon the faculty strength and facilities available. If given approval, it is assumed that the college will be granted an intake of 100 seats for the first batch.
Upgraded to a medical college from a district hospital by adding need based civil structure. to it has raised the expectations of the staff for obtaining clearance in the first inspection only, for running the first batch of MBBS classes this current session as reported by Tribune.
Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda had also recently visited the college for inspection.The minister had announced that Rs 190 crore would be released for creating various facilities like teaching, residential and hostel blocks. The Health Minister also stated that 100 MBBS seats would be sanctioned to the institute; though it remains to be seen how many seats would be approved for the first batch.