Saturday, December 2, 2023

Surprise inspection at MGM Medical College and Hospital

Jamshedpur : A three member Medical Council of India (MCI) team that inspected the MGM Medical College and Hospital at Sakchi and Dimna.

The MCI team inspected MGM hospital at Sakchi today to assess the existing infrastructure, staff and faculty strength and the report would be crucial for continuance of undergraduate (read MBBS) courses at the medical college. An adverse report might also see withdrawal of affiliation to the college.

�The team inspected different areas and departments. The team was not satisfied with the space utilization in the existing libraries and asked the college to upgrade medical journals and books,� said a source.

The team of MCI was led by coordinator Dr J S Mallik, professor of preventive and social medicine, Rohtak Medical College (Haryana), Dr Partha Pradhan, principal and HoD of anatomy, Bankura Sammilani Medical College (West Bengal) and Dr Elangoveru Chellappa, professor and HoD Orthopedic, Tirunevelli Medical College (Tamil Nadu).

The team found that nothing has been done to improve the manpower strength both at clinical (hospital) and academics (at the college) level required for running of a medical college with 100 seats capacity.

College principal A N Mishra said that he has apprised the members about shortage of staff and professors in important department like surgery, medicine, orthopedic, skin and venereal disease and pediatric.

Though the MGM Medical College and Hospital has 520 beds both the medical college as well as the hospital lacks a lot in terms of teaching staff, medical equipment’s, nursing staff, supportive staff like ward-boy, technicians, dressers and lack of inadequate medicine supply.

While visiting the departments, the MCI team member also checked the attendance register and roster of the doctors and staff nurse as well as the other supportive staff of the hospital.

“I cannot divulge my findings but I am here to conduct the inspection of the medical college hospital, and will submit my report to the MCI shortly,” said the MCI official.

AN Mishra, principal of the medical college said that the MCI inspection was also carried out at the medical college by a three member team, but declined to give details.

It may be noted that the medical college had faced a de-affiliation threat �in the 2004 inspection due to shortage of faculty members . But , �over a period of time, the issue was �addressed by the institution’s management and State health department. �

The hospital also set up an out-patients department, facility for CT scan and a blood bank.

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