Mysuru: The Medical Council of India(MCI), has issued a circular to medical colleges and hospitals to install biometric machines to monitor attendance of doctors and faculty on a regular basis. This has been done in an effort to add severity to workplace punctuality rules and rule out the possibility of ghost faculty in all dental and medical colleges in the country.
The institutions are to pay a certain fee for the SIM cards being supplied to them
Superintendent, K.R. Hospital, Chandrashekar, revealed that the apex body planned to maintain a faculty database on the number of classes taken and time spent by faculty in the classrooms.
The MCI also wants to keep a track of doctors to ensure that patients visiting hospitals attached to colleges do not face difficulty, the superintendent added.
He also spoke of ghost faculty being organized on a temporary basis to show faculty strength, during MCI inspections as reported by the Hindu.
The monitoring of attendance is meant to tackle the problem of classes not being held or completed in time, said the Medical Superintendent.
Meanwhile, K.R. Hospital has issued a circular to its doctors and faculty members asking them to punch in at 9 a.m.daily. In case of failure to do so, they would be marked absent.