Dehradun: Sridev Suman Subharti Medical College in Dehradun which was to be opened by the Dr Jagat Narain Subharti Charitable Trust on having received sanction from the Supreme Court mandated, Oversight Committee, has come up against land hurdles with the Medical Council of India. The apex body has refused project clearance .
The MCI report, a copy of which is available with TOI, reads as: “The Trust does not meet with the qualifying criteria of establishment of a new medical college.”
The report, further states that the trust possesses 13.59 acres of land in three revenue villages, as against the minimum stipulated requirement of 20 acres. This could be in two pieces not more than 10 km apart. Each piece of land is meant to be a minimum five acres in size; the prime reason for the medical college having run into trouble.
The college administration has yet to hear on the matter from the Oversight Committee or the MCI
“We have not received any communication from OC/MCI, hence, we are not in a position to make any comment. There is no deficiency in the medical college; and, if any has been pointed out by the MCI, we will get that rectified.” said Dr Atul Krishan, Advisor to the medical university, reports TOI.