Dhanbad: The Medical Council norm deficiencies that had led to the Government’s Patliputra Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), lose 50 of its total 100 seats, has once again turned its efforts towards improving manpower and infrastructural shortcomings before the oncoming MCI inspection next month. The seat increase will, however, depend on the satisfaction that the council assessors express on college compliance.
Some of the work that the college authorities have undertaken prior to the inspection include:
- Installation of an intercom facility at the cost of Rs. 40 lakh
- Construction of two 100 bedded PG hostels at a cumulative cost of Rs. 2 crore
- Repair works of a 40-bedded ANM (auxiliary nursing midwifery) hostel, incurring costs amounting to Rs. 40 lakh
- Repair work of 28 quarters for junior doctors near the steel gate vegetable market. costing Rs. 40 lakh
The college which is also encountering faculty shortages is hoping that the situation would improve following Chief Minister, Raghubar Das’s announcement, on the appointment of new doctors across the state, at a recent foundation stone laying ceremony of Binod Bihari Mahto Koylanchal University.
Chief Secretary, Health, Medical Education and Family Welfare Department, Sudhir Tripathy had queried on the vacancy status from Principal, Arun Kumar, recently.
“The orthopaedics department has only one associate and one assistant professor while the paediatrics department has only three teachers, including one assistant professor and two resident doctors,” Kumar told The Telegraph.
Kumar feeling optimistic about the vacancies getting filled on a priority basis stated, “The installation of intercom facility and the ANM hostel repair are likely to be completed ahead of the MCI team visit.”
The May 24th letter of the MCI team to the Institute expressed displeasure over the lack of resident doctors and faculty members, as well as, the intercom facility not having been installed at the hospital.
The absence of an adequate number of X-ray machines and the run-down condition of the hostel for nurses also invited Council disapproval.