In a recent effort to restore the quality of education in the medical colleges of Jharkhand, the Health Secretary of Jharkhand, Dr Nitin Madan Kulkarni, has ordered the administration of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and Hospital (MGMMCH) to rectify all scarcity in the hospital as well as the lack of teaching doctors at the Institute which had been raised by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
Sources stated that The Medical Council of India has brought down the number of seats in MGMMCH from 100 to 50 seats in their MBBS programme. However, MCI had given them the opportunity to rectify the shortage of facilities and infrastructure in a month’s time. A notification was released by the Health Department stating that the MGMMCH had increased the number of doctors in the hospital by 41 doctors.
With one month’s time along with the fresh recruitment of the doctors, the principal of MGMMCH, Dr AC Akhauri stated that he will try and convince the MCI to reinstate the 50 seats that have taken away from the MBBS programme. As per Dr Akhauri, the recruitment process for 31 junior doctors has already been completed.
Along with the recruitment of new doctors to the insufficient number of staff members, Dr Kulkarni has also directed all the Heads of the Departments (HoDs) at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and Hospital to boost the efficiency of their respective departments along with providing him with a report on the deficiencies in the various departments.
Sources stated after Kulkarni had analysed a progress report of the Civil work, he asked the administration of MGMMCH to blacklist the companies that have delayed in delivery of their work along with registering FIRs against them. However, he also ordered the superintendent of MGMMCH, Dr Arun Kumar to pay off all the outstanding bills of previous contractors and ordered him to make sure that the future payments are made on time.