The Medical Council of India (MCI) has rejected the proposal of King George Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow to expand its postgraduate medical section. Rejecting the proposals by the nodal watch body of the medical education, MCI have cited the following shortcomings like:
- Inappropriate promotions
- Improper equipment
- Inadequate staff
- Cross-transfer of staff
- No research publications in several departments of KGMU
- Negligible books in the library
The KGMU officials said they are trying to address these shortcomings MCI had pointed out. After going through the compliance report, MCI will conduct a fresh inspection and submit the final report to the central government along with its recommendations. KGMU wanted to increase its seats in several PG departments and has sought the MCI approval. These departments are - Radiodiagnosis, Radiotherapy, Respiratory Medicine, Ophthalmology, Microbiology, Community Medicine, Pathology, Paediatrics, Physiology, Anatomy, Pharmacology, Anesthesia, General Medicine etc.
After the inspection, MCI gave its clearance only for increasing seats in MD Physiology from a current 4 to 18 and MD in Anatomy from 7 to 11. KGMU also sought permission for commencing the post graduate course in several other subjects like:
- Emergency Medicine
- Hospital Administration
MCI gave permission to start a new course in only for MD in Hospital Administration for just two students every year. MCI also rejected the request of KGMU for renewal of recognition of 15 seats of MD in General Medicine and two seats of MCh in Paediatrics surgery.
Ravi Kant, Vice-Chancellor of KGMU said that for the first time KGMU had applied for such a huge expansion in 19 departments. Now the University knows its situation and can rectify the points observed by MCI as most of the points shown by MCI are weak in nature and can be worked out fr the better. The University has sent a compliance report and if needed will use the option to appeal for final recommendations.