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Action on MCI report soon

india Updated: Jan 09, 2007 13:55 IST

STATE MEDICAL Education Minister Ajay Vishnoi has emphasised that the shortcomings pointed out by the Medical Council of India (MCI) in the medical colleges of the State would be removed in the next six to seven months. 

The State Government would also make sure that students were able to get themselves enrolled in medical colleges in the next academic session without any hassles. 

Vishnoi said this during the inauguration of the Continued Medical Education (CME) workshop on `Surgical Pathology and Cytology’ organised by the Madhya Pradesh chapter of Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists at Gandhi Medical College (GMC) here on Monday.

Vishnoi said the State Government had taken the MCI’s report seriously and measures had been taken to remove the shortcomings. As per the recommendation of MCI, a process had been undertaken to make a 30-bed ward in the radiotherapy department of the Gandhi Medical College. The State Government had increased the retirement age of the medical teaching staff from 62 to 65 years.

Further, as per the norms of MCI the vacant positions of medical and paramedical staff would be filled up and decision as regard to regularisation of contractual doctors would be taken shortly, the Minister said.

Similarly, vacant positions of demonstrator would also be filled up and 200 new posts of resident doctors would be created. Also, shortcomings in the existing buildings of the medical colleges would be removed and next year’s budget would be enhanced in this regard, Vishnoi added.

Vishnoi stated a sum of Rs one crore had been sanctioned to procure new equipments for Hamidia hospital and Rs 62 lakh had been sanctioned to change the cobolt source of the cobolt therapy machine of radio therapy department. Also, generator installation work was in progress for regular supply of electricity in Gandhi Medical College and its related hospitals.

Two generators in Hamidia hospital and one in Sultania hospital would be installed at a cost of Rs 1.43 crore, Vishnoi stated.

At the CME, Dr Scott Anderson from University of Vermont, Burlington, USA delivered a lecture on the most modern diagnostic technique used for various diseases of lung and certain other conditions of chest.

In another lecture he said cervical cancer was one of the leading causes of cancer deaths among females in developing countries. Chandigarh Government Medical College Pathology HOD Dr Harsh Mohan discussed slit skin smears and other techniques in diagnosis of leprosy.

GMC Pathology Department Head Dr Neelkamal Kapoor welcomed the guestsState Public Health and Family Welfare Department Director Dr Yogiraj Sharma, GMC Orthopaedic Department Head Dr Nirbhay Shrivastava and a large number of students and faculty members were present on the occasion.