Medical Council of India (MCI) inspection keeps GMC on tenterhooks
Ahead of the Medical Council of India team’s visit to Guntur Medical College on Tuesday, the management of the college is grappling with the problems of inadequate infrastructure, poor maintenance of the laboratories and books in the library, private practice by the professors. The MCI inspects medical colleges to ensure uniform standards in medical education, both undergraduate and postgraduate, in the state. It also has the authority to recommend for recognition or de-recognition of medical institutions.
According to the GMC officials, the MCI is likely to focus on the strength of faculty with respect to the total strength of students. For the last few months, the college has been facing shortage of faculty members due to
long leaves by some professors, apart from some posts lying vacant.
In fact, the state government recently served explanation notices to three professors of the college for their private practice at the cost of students’ education, GMC principal Mr. Subbarao also recently accepted that they have served notices to some of the teaching faculty for not attending the college. The quality of teaching would be assessed by the MCI team.
They would inspect the Government General Hospital, Guntur, to know about the ratio of the PG students with the patients. The GGH, Guntur, is affiliated to the GMC. It would also take a decision about enhancement of PG seats in the college basing on the standards of education.
The team will assess quality of teaching in the college
- THE Team would also look into the maintenance of medical records.
- MEDICAL SEATS in the college were increased to 200 two years ago. The team will also focus on educational standards of this batch of students.