Lucknow: The King George Medical University’s (KGMU) decision to half the Undergraduate examination fee and also decrease the examination fee post graduate and super specialty courses has ushered a sense of relief among students. The undergraduate exam fee has been brought down by 50%. The decision is to be implemented for the forthcoming examinations in July, August and is likely to benefit 2,250 students.
The 1500 students appearing for the undergraduate courses like MBBS and BDS will now be paying Rs.6000 as examination fee as against the previous sum of Rs. 12,000.
Meanwhile post graduates will have to pay Rs. 20,000 as exam fee as against the previous Rs.30,000. The fee hike decision was earlier taken by the taken by former KGMU vice-chancellor Prof Ravi Kant. Vice-chancellor of KGMU, MLB Singh, along with his team of officers including Medical Superintendent Prof Vijay Kumar, Dean for student welfare Dr SN Shankwar, Proctor Prof RAS Kushwaha, spokesperson Prof Narsingh Verma and Prof Vibha together announced that a number of decisions regarding student and patient welfare were being taken by the university in quick progression.
“A special purchase committee has been formed to streamline procurement of medical equipment at the departmental level for best patient care. It will be headed by the VC, registrar, finance office and head of the departments,” Bhatt told TOI.
The new process would involve three senior doctors from various departments to present their equipment requirement to the committee, which will then post a tender and invite companies. The companies in turn would showcase their products with dummy machines, which will be recorded on camera and uploaded on the KGMU’s website to invite views on technical specifications of the product.
Biometric system of attendance for students and faculty is also to be introduced in canteens. Talking about the MCI’s posers on the issue of promotions Dr.Bhatt said all previous promotions will be looked into as per the rules laid down by MCI.
Speaking on the issue of KGMU doctors’ doing private practice, Bhatt said, “What a doctor does outside the campus is outside the university’s purview, however, given the government’s strict stand on private practice, any complaint against a doctor will be taken up and action will taken as per government rules.”
The KGMU is also planning to tackle doctor patient relative scuffles by training students in soft skills, which would help them maintain a professional attitude towards their work.
KGMU VC, MLB Bhatt said, “The module called ATCOM has been proposed by MCI. It is yet to be finalized and then be notified to state governments and medical colleges but we have started to dispel the information to our students. They should know how to behave professionally and humanly with patients and not misbehave,” he said. Before the launch of this MCI course the VC is planning to meet all the batches to acquaint them about the course and its need.