Punjab: MCI has noted deficiencies in its recent inspection of Adesh Institute of Medical Science and Research, Bathinda, and therefore, rejected the institute’s application to start four new PG courses.
The four new courses included MS orthopaedics, MD (radio-diagnosis), MD (anaesthesia) and MS (ENT). In a recent meeting held between the MCI members of the Postgraduate Medical Education (PME) Committee, the decision was finally put up on the MCI website.
There were notable deficiencies such as no patient in the operation theatre (OT) list in gynaecology, whereas the hospital showed five patients. At the time of the MCI officials visit, one person was lying in the preoperative ward whose name was not even on the list.
The matter raised further suspicion when the MCI enquired about the OT surgeries done the previous day, but could not find any of the names specified in the emergency and elective surgery register in the postoperative or in gynaecology or obstetrics ward.
Besides, the bed occupancy in the OG (obstetrics and gynaecology) section was 40 per cent, in surgery section, including urology and neurosurgery, it was 40-50 per cent and in orthopaedics, it was 40 to 50 per cent.
There were many more discrepancies such as names of reported number of patients operated being same for two days. The records with the MCI also showed number of Normal and caesarean deliveries, however, no patient was admitted to PICU/NICU.
There were also faculty issues like promotion of professors, without having the requisite number of years of experience.
Tribune reported that the MCI found that the college got the letter of permission (LOP) in July, 2006, but Dr Rajender Kumar, associate professor, was given experience from July 11, 2005, which is not permissible.
For MD (radio-diagnosis), it recommended disapproval and MS (ENT) course, it found that two assistant professors didn’t know who was the head of the department.
In view of the above, the postgraduate medical education committee decided to return the application to the Central Government recommending disapproval of the scheme for starting these courses at Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, under Section 10A of the IMC Act, 1956, for the academic year 2016-17. Vice-Chancellor of Adesh University, Dr GPI Singh, didn’t answer any queries on the issue.