THE KING George’s Medical University (KGMU) administration looked a worried lot when a three-member Medical Council of India (MCI) team led by Prof GC Desai visited the campus today.
The team was here to inspect KGMU departments and the varsity administration did its level best to present a tidy picture. However, the team could find non-compliance on several occasions during their inspection. During the inspection one of the newly carved specialty department was not shown separately to the MCI team for the posts here were not filled through advertisement. Thus the faculty of the new department were shown as ‘attached’ to the surgery department.
The team members wanted to see each department but the varsity administration tried to club them. For the rest of the things they wanted to give the team a bird’s-eye view. As the inspection was about to begin, forms were distributed in the departments. Thus the inspection team got incomplete data about the available infrastructure.
There was confusion over whether to include items which were in the process of being purchased. Another controversy raised during the day was over the promotion proforma given to some faculty members in June this year.
Nearly two-dozen faculty members were given promotions. However, there were few who did not have enough experience for promotion as per the criteria fixed by the MCI. These promotions may now have to be revoked. The team maintained that they had come to point out the shortcoming and not with any ulterior purpose. MCI members would continue their inspection on Thursday too.
Varsity officials continued meetings with the team members till late night.