Published On : Mon, Apr 18th, 2016

Chandrapur GMC deficiencies removed, claims State Govt

Nagpur: Maharashtra Government has informed the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court that it had removed remaining four deficiencies pointed by the regulator Medical Council of India (MCI) at newly started Government Medical College at Chandrapur.

MCI had refused permission for the second batch of 100 students at Chandrapur GMC citing 31 deficiencies for the Academic Year, 2016-17. In response, the State Govemment informed a division bench consisting of Justice Bhushan Gavai and Justice Swapna Joshi which was hearing a PIL filed by Prakash Itanlkar and Ftamdas Wagdarkar, about Chandrapur Government Medical College,that major defi-ciencies pertaining to infra-structure, faculty and other staff have already been removed and four deficiencies pointed out by MCI in its inspection report, too have beenrec-tified.

The MCI sought time to file its reply and now the matterwill be heard on Tuesday. MCI in its communication to the Union Health and Family Welfare Secretary on December 30, 2015, had reported that its team of assessors have carried out inspection of existing facilities at Chandrapur GMC on November 20 and 21, 2015 and found 31 deficiencies regarding infra-structure, faculty and other staff. MCI Executive Council perused the Assessment Report in its meeting on December 28, 2015 and decided upon and recom-mended to the Central Government not to renew the permission for admitting 2nd batch of 100 students at G M C , Chandrapur, for the Academic Year 2016-2017.

In a copy of the decision sent by the MCI to the Dean of the College at Chandrapur for information and action, the Medical Council of India has sought detailed point wise compliance report regarding all defi-ciencies pointed out by it within one month along with a draft of Rs Three lakh. Adv Anil Kilor appeared for the petitioner. Govemment Pleader Bharati Dangre (State), Senior Counsel Anand Jaiswal and Adv R M Bangde (MCI) appeared for the respondents.