Nagpur News : After a lot of hue and cry over allocation of additional seats to various medical colleges in the city, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has approved 50 additional seats to Indira Gandhi Government Medical College (IGGMC) in Nagpur on October 5, 2013. They have also approved 100 additional seats to Government Medical College, Akola.
In an exclusive talk with Nagpur Today, Dean of IGGMC Dr. Prakash Wakhode said that after the approval of 50 seats, they are also enhancing the medical facilities and infrastructure of their college as per MCI’s order. The Medical College has also been renovated and newer infrastructure has been added. To a large extent the condition of boy’s hostel (Jawahar and Subhash), Library facilities and Laboratories’ have been improved.
When asked about the strength and qualifications of teaching staff, he said that they have enough teaching staff for the additional students and there will be no new recruitment of teaching staff’.
While talking about medical education and health care services he said that both are different. Yet we do give equal importance and take care of both the department with utter care and concern since both come under the supervision of IGGMC according to the Medical council of India (MCI)’.
While talking about the scenario of Medical seats with respect to engineering seats he said that, large number of seats remains vacant this year in Engineering but this is never the case in medical stream, students still opt for medical stream as career and are doing well in it too.
He added that the initiative behind increasing seats in MBBS is, to enhance the intake capacity in existing medical colleges so as to boost human resources in the field of medicine for attaining finest doctor-population ratio in the state, without disturbing the prescribed standards of medical education.
He showed a very positive approach to the intake of additional students and has assured of improving and bettering the services, facilities and infrastructural facilities in IGGMC.
… Pallavi Madke