Rectify flaws, or 23 PG seats will be illegal, MCI tells Chandigarh’s GMCH
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Rectify flaws, or 23 PG seats will be illegal, MCI tells Chandigarh’s GMCH

In its letter to the hospital, MCI says inspection conducted in may brought out deficiencies in functioning of 9 departments and also other issues related with the institute were highlighted

punjab Updated: Jul 04, 2017 15:43 IST
Tanbir Dhaliwal
Tanbir Dhaliwal
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 Chandigarh(HT File)

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has raised objections over 23 postgraduate (MD/MS) seats across 9 departments of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 Chandigarh.

The institute has been asked to file compliance report within four weeks and deposit Rs 1 lakh per department. In case the college fails to satisfy these conditions, all admissions made against these increased seats will be considered illegal.

The seats in question are three MD seats of general medicine, three MS seats of general surgery, two MD seats in pulmonary medicine, two MD seats of psychiatry,five MD seats of orthopaedics, two MD seats of dermatology, four MD seats of anaesthesia and two MD seats of anatomy and ENT department.

These are the seats that were increased by the MCI in 2014. In May 2017, when the first batch appeared for final examination, the MCI team again conducted inspection needed for the final approval. However, the team found several loopholes in the various requirements asked for and raised objections.

Only in the anatomy department the inspection was done for renewal of seats but the objections were raised there too.

‘Submit compliance report, deposit Rs 1 lakh’

The MCI has issued letters to all the departments and have asked them to rectify the deficiencies within 4 weeks from the date of dispatch (June 15) of the letter and submit the compliance report. Almost every department has been asked to submit a demand draft of Rs 1 lakh for further consideration in the matter.

“In case no compliance is received within this period or compliance is found unsatisfactory, it will result in stoppage of admission. Admissions done against these seats after the first batch appeared in the examination, till their recognition will be irregular or illegal. These are not in accordance with MCI regulations and will not be recognised,” mentions the MCI report.

An institute professor said, “In case the college authorities fail to satisfy MCI’s conditions, then the degrees of all students, which were admitted against these increased seats since 2014, will be unrecognised by the MCI.”

Objections raised by MCI

Multiple positions held by the then director principal Dr Atul Sachdev and current director principal (additional) Dr AK Janmeja.

GMCH-32 officials said Dr Sachdev had given additional charge of head of department, general medicine, to another doctor. However, Dr AK Janmeja, who is holding an additional charge of director principal, is also heading two departments – pulmonary medicine and gynaecology.

Dr AK Janmeja, director principal (additional), GMCH-32, said, “We are making a detailed compliance report and are positive that the seats will get recognition from MCI. It seems there is some miscommunication between MCI and college authorities.”

First Published: Jul 04, 2017 15:43 IST