CUTTACK: The authorities of SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack have geared up to expedite the works for upgrading the infrastructure as a team of Medical Council of India (MCI) will visit the hospital in February next year to inspect the facilities for additional 100 MBBS seats.
Ruling out the possibility of withdrawal of additional MBBS seats from SCBMCH due to lack of infrastructure, Dean and Principal of the medical college and hospital Prof Sidharth Das said the MCI had conducted its 4th year inspection in September 2016 and pointed out some deficits in infrastructural facilities.
Prof Das said most of the deficits and shortcomings have already been complied. Basically, deficit of the new academic block pointed out by MCI is going to be fulfilled soon. The company, which was assigned the construction work of the block, was supposed to hand over the building by March 31, 2016. But it could not meet the deadline when MCI team came for inspection.
“We have given direction to the construction company to complete the work by this moth at any cost,” Prof Das said. The company has already handed over new Hostel to SCBMCH and students are staying in the new hostel from December 1, Prof Das said.
Earlier, there were four Casualty Medical Officer posts in the SCBMCH. But the posts were upgraded 10 to 12 years back. During inspection, the MCI had pointed out lack of Casualty Medical Officers. However, the State Government has already created four new posts of Casualty Medical Officer as per the norms of MCI, Prof Das informed.
“The medical college has already completed all necessary infrastructure facilities required by MCI including human resources, academic standards and patients inflow and care. We hope the MCI will be satisfied by the facilities and there will be no problem in retaining the additional 100 MBBS seats,” Prof Das said.