MCI Team Inspects MKCG over Raise in PG Seats

Published: 31st October 2014 06:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st October 2014 06:06 AM   |  A+A-


BERHAMPUR:  A team of Medical Council of India (MCI) concluded their inspection of various departments of MKCG Medical College and Hospital (MCH) on Thursday.

The State Government had sent a proposal to the MCI to enhance the number of seats for post graduate (PG) courses of 21 departments in MKCGMCH for 2015-16. The MCI team came for inspection in response to the proposal.

During their three-day stay, the team inspected eight departments on Monday and another 10 on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the team members inspected two departments but skipped Skin and VD and super specialised Cardiology departments for unknown reasons. Sources said 109 teaching posts including professors are lying vacant in MKCMCH which reportedly irked the MCI team.

However, the team comprising 10 specialists of different medical colleges across the country expressed satisfaction over existing infrastructure of the medical college. Dean of MKCGMCH Prof AK Dandapat said it is proposed to enhance PG seats from 49 to 60 in all the 21 departments.

The MCI team inspected documents of 20 departments. The team was apprised of the steps being taken to fill up the vacancies.

Sources said the MCI team during inspection of Surgery department expressed displeasure over less number of surgeries performed against the target. The team was also annoyed over outdated equipments in ENT department.

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