A three-member Medical Council of India (MCI) team visited Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), Muzaffarpur, on Sunday to inspect teaching facilities and infrastructure available there.
The team, comprising Bal Krishna, Arup Bhattacharya and Sheila Mahapatra, first reviewed the faculty strength of the college. They also verified the original certificates of doctors.
The team expressed its concern over the shortage of teaching staff and senior doctors at the college. One of the team members said the MCI would not tolerate the shortage of teachers in the institute at any cost. “The MCI has charted out a plan to cope with the shortage of teachers. Only 10% shortage of the teaching staff is permissible at the institute under the rule,” he said.
Confirming the visit of the team, GK Thakur, superintendent of SKCMH, said the twoday visit of the team was part
of the annual inspection by the MCI to assess the teaching and other facilities at the medical colleges running across the state. “The team inspected the clinical and non-clinical infrastructure needed for imparting degree level course at the college,” he said.
The team visited the intensive care unit and outdoor patient departments and took stock of the situation. The team expressed happiness over the infrastructure available at the SKMCH, but was unhappy with the poor sanitation condition around the main building of the medical college and hospital. The team also expressed concern over lack of beds for patients.