Tiruchirappalli: K A P Viswanatham Government Medical College in the city has now received approval from the Medical Council of India (MCI) for four additional DM seats from the academic year 2019-20.
According to a recent report by the Hindu, the Medical College had been given a letter from the MCI and the State Government mentioning the approval to add four more seats to the PG medical courses. The approval enabled the medical college to offer two seats in DM Cardiology and two seats in DM Neurology. With this, the number of PG seats will go up to 90 from 86 from the academic year 2019-20.
After the medical College sent a proposal to increase the PG medical seat to the MCI, the apex medical council conducted an inspection. The MCI inspection team found the medical college’s infrastructure appropriate and expressed satisfaction for offering the said PG medical courses, reports the Hindu.
The medical facility receives an average of 5,000 patients for neurology department a month and over 300 patients a day in the cardiology department. New seats are definitely going to help the health services of the medical institute.
Government Medical College was started in the year of 1997 to accommodate 100 Undergraduate students (both State and All India Quota). Since the year 2007, Postgraduate courses were also started. The college was ranked third by students in counselling in 2010. It is affiliated to Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University.
The college has more than 30 departments with individual libraries and medical laboratories. The current intake for the MBBS course is 150 while the post-graduation had 86 which now became 90 after adding four seats.
The Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that in the recent nod of the MCI with regards to increasing of seats in postgraduate degree courses in lieu of surrender or concerned diploma seats, had brought 20 more PG medical degree seats to the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, (MAMC) as the institute moves towards scrapping its PG diploma seats course altogether.