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MCI team to visit MGM Medical College; authorities cancel all leaves

Jamshedpur, Feb. 18: A team of Medical Council of India (MCI) will visit the MGM Medical College and Hospital by end of this week. During the inspection, they will see whether the MGM College is following the norms laid down by MCI and to what extent.

The issues that come out during the inspection would be recounted and on their basis the tem would decide the number of MBBS for the college.

Meanwhile, MGM Medical College management has cancelled the leaves of all the teachers. If any teacher has to take leave for any emergency, he or she has to submit written application.

�There is a possibility that the MCI team would visit the college by this weekend and seeing this we have cancelled the leaves of the teachers. If a teacher wants leave he or she should give in writing that if the team visit the college then management has the authority to cancel the leave,� said Dr. AN Mishra, principal of MGM Medical College.

There are several flaws in MGM Medical College. According to MCI guidelines, there must be an e-library and an e-classroom in every medical college so that students can learn functions of anything easily.

But, MGM Medical College doesn�t have an e-library or an e-classroom and the management is waiting for a grant from the government. In the first phase, 54 computers have been sent to the college to set up the e-library, but the college management is waiting for 50 more so that the e-library can start functioning.

The number of students in MGM Medical College has been increased to 100 from the previous 50, but there is no proper facility to accommodate girls in hostels � an issued marked by MCI team during their last visit. They had asked for making proper facilities for the girl students. Though the college management has taken steps in this regard, the issue is not totally solved.

According to reports, MGM Medical College has been facing shortage of teachers by as much as 40 percent. Dr. AN Mishra says, �There is a huge shortage of teachers but I�m not in a position to tell the exact numbers. We have submitted a list of teachers to the state government a week back. Last month, a teacher of the college Dr. Arun Kumar was appointed as the principal of PMCH, Dhanbad, while three other teachers retired in January 2016,� he added.

The state government to meet the shortage of doctors has taken out appointments for professors on contract basis. Appointments for assistant professor, associate professor and professor was taken out for which February 17 was the last date to submit applications.

During the MCI team�s last visit it had noted that the college did not have a proper library. Since then, a new library has come up where 62 000 books can be kept. In addition, a new auditorium has also been constructed, which can accommodate 800 people. The library and auditorium were inaugurated this month by Chief Minister Raghubar Das.

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