BENGALURU: State Government’s Koppal Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) moved the Karnataka High Court against the Union government for denying permission for the fourth batch of MBBS Course for the academic year 2018-19.
Citing several deficiencies found during an inspection conducted in 2017, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare declined to renew the permission and the same was communicated to KIMS on May 31, 2018. Hearing of the petition was adjourned to Monday by a division bench of Justices H G Ramesh and Mohammad Nawaz.In the petition, the Directorate of Medical Education, Government of Karnataka, stated that the act of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is unreasonable as the notice denying renewal was issued without considering a letter written by the Additional Chief Secretary to the Medical Council of India (MCI) on May 7 this year.
It was also contended that the KIMS was established for the upliftment of the region which is considered as backward, after Parliament passed the 98th Amendment for development of Hyderabad Karnataka region.
Referring to the report submitted by the assessors of MCI, the petitioner claimed that the assessors have submitted a faulty report, although the college has complied with all requirements as per the regulations. Accordingly, the institution has been running since 2015-16 with impeccable infrastructure and required staff for intake of 150 students.
After the inspection, assessors had submitted the report dated August 21 and 22, 2017 to the Executive Committee of the Medical Council of India (MCI). Then the Committee reported that there was 37 per cent deficiency in faculty, 56 per cent shortage in residents, non-availability of speech therapy and inadequacy in teaching staff in the KIMS. With regard to the beds, KIMS has only 305 beds as against requirement of 400 beds. Only 93 para-medical and non-teaching staff available as against requirement of 184.
As far as out patient department is concerned, the report mentioned that on the day of assessment, there were 545 patients in attendance as against the requirement of 900.