NIZAMABAD: With a majority of teaching and medical services staff opting for general transfers leaving the future of Government Medical College (GMC) hanging in balance, Nizamabad MP Kavitha and district collector MRM Rao came up to take the stock of the situation.
It is learnt that the duo has explained the prevailing situation to respective higher officials of the Principal Secretary of Medical and Health, Director of Medical Education (DME) in the government.
Following this, all the transferred teaching staff have been sent them back to Nizamabad on deputation and all the staffers are said to join their duties in the coming days.
Meanwhile, the district collector has decided to conduct walk-in interviews to fill 75 posts in college in order to strengthen the medical services. He has decided to recruit 49 senior residents, 11 junior residents and 15 tutor posts. The interviews are scheduled for June 28.
This comes after medical college principal K Indira demanded the higher officials to allow for teaching and non-teaching wings on deputation from other medical colleges and sent a detailed report on the same.
The institution only had 50 per cent of its staff even after five years of its inception. As many as 39 employees, including teaching and non-teaching staff, have been relieved of their duties. The recent increase in employees seeking transfers has compounded the already existing staff crunch issue.
The medical college has 201 sanctioned teaching staff, including all category posts, however, only 109 are said to be working. As of now 20 assistant professors and associate professors have been relieved of their duties. The working teaching staff count has come down to 89. Officials pointed out that while 39 staff members were transferred to other places, only one doctor was allotted as a replacement.