With the Patliputra Medical College Hospital (PMCH) and Mahatma Gandhi Medical College Hospital (MGMCH) under the scanner of the Medical Council of India, the two medical colleges are in danger of losing out on around 100 MBBS seats for the 2016-17 session, with the statutory body finding deficiencies in the departments of both institutions.
Though state government did appoint 24 senior residents and tutors on vacant posts, the move came a little too late — the government issued its notification on May 6, the same day MCI teams made a surprise inspection both colleges.
Since most of the newly appointed senior residents were not present during the physical verification, the MCI inspectors did not count them as the strength of department.
The MCI inspectors also did not count regular teachers who were on leave on the day.
In their reports, the inspectors have shown 25 % shortage of faculty members in PMCH and 12 % in MGMCH.
However, PMCH principal Dr Arun Kumar remained hopeful of a positive outcome.
“Since all the vacant posts have been filled up, I am hopeful of retaining the 100 MBBS seats for 2016-17 session too,” he said.