3-member team to prepare assessment report Peer team finds various anomalies

Indore: The MGM Medical College authorities are keeping their fingers crossed as a team of Medical Council of India (MCI) started surprise inspection of the college and MY Hospital on Thursday. The team reviewed the infrastructure, facilities and faculties for the UG courses. The inspection will continue on Friday as well.The two-day inspection will be carried out by a three-member team comprising Dr Mohan Deobale of Aurangabad, Dr Vasu of Kolkata and Dr Seema Madan of Hyderabad.

According to sources, the college and hospital authorities had to put up a brave face during the visit of MCI team as they expressed their displeasure over the poor state of affairs. “MCI had increased 10 UG seats which turned the toll to 150 MBBS seats in the Medical College. Now, the peer team will make an assessment report which will be sent to MCI after the Dean’s signature. The MCI will assess the college for next five years,” sources said. It is to be noted that the college’s affiliation and the status of seats will depend on the assessment report of the peer team.

Sources further said that as per the norms laid down by the MCI, there is a certain number of staff needed for the UG courses and the college administration should have adequate head count besides the Radiology Department. As per the MCI, every department should have at least one professor and associate professor, which is not the case in the latter department and Superintendent of Cancer Hospital Dr Fakhruddin has the charge of acting HoD of the department.“It does not have a professor in the Radiology Department as the proposal for promotion of an assistant professor is still pending with the DME,” sources said.

Sources further added that the team didn’t find the college’s library up to the mark as well as the lecture halls.  “The team expressed its displeasure over the library as the College does not have enough space. However, the work of developing the infrastructure is on and it will be completed soon,” a senior professor of the college said. Hospital sources said that several anomalies were found in casualty and wards during the inspection of MY Hospital. They had noted down the inspection reviews and said that they will not reveal the assessment points and will send the report to MCI.

During the inspection, the team has taken note of the absence of ECG machine at the casualty and told the duty doctors that it is very necessary to have an ECG machine at the casualty for emergency services.The members had inspected all the wards, OPD and Operation Theatres. They had also talked to the HoDs and other faculties for reviewing the head count. The team will visit Rural Health Centre and Hostels of the Medical College.

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