THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With admission process to the medical colleges nearing, the state government can heave a sigh of relief with the Medical Council of India (MCI) giving permission for admission to the seats at the new medical colleges at Idukki, Manjeri and Palakkad. However, the MCI has given strict direction that all the deficiencies in faculty and infrastructure should be addressed within three months.
The MCI gave the permission after the Health Secretary gave an undertaking that all the shortcomings pointed out by the MCI will be addressed within the time period, MCI member and Kerala Government Medical College Teachers Association (KGMCTA) Dr K Mohanan told Express.
“As of now there is nothing to worry with regard to the seats in the medical Colleges of Idukki, Manjeri and Palakkad. But if the deficiencies are not addressed, then the MCI will have no option but to cancel the approval,” he said.
Apart from giving recognition to the seats in the three medical colleges, the Medical Council of India has also given the nod for the renewal of permission for increasing seats in Alappuzha and Kozhikode Medical Colleges. With this, Manjeri and Palakkad Medical Colleges will be getting 100 seats each and Idukki 50 seats.