MBBS admissions in Mahboobnagar College blocked

Hyderabad: As the newly established state-run Mahboobnagar government medical college failed to rectify 24 listed deficiencies, Medical Council of India (MCI) has blocked the college from admitting its second batch of 150 MBBS students for 2017-18.

It must be noted that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate medical course (MBBS dental) is scheduled in May first week; hence there is no time for the medical college to fulfill the deficiencies in next two months.

MCI’s executive Committee report stated that the committee decided to recommend to the central government not to renew the permission for admission of 2nd batch of 150 MBBS students at government medical college, Mahboobnagar.

Telangana Junior Doctors’ Association (TJUDA) has demanded that the government immediately rectify the deficiencies pointed out by MCI before NEET on May 7, 2017 or else there will be huge loss to the careers of hundreds of meritorious and poor medical aspirants.

However, according to sources the chances of getting all 24 deficiencies rectified in such a short time is next to impossible. The deficiencies include hostel capacity of only 30 as against the required 47 and residential quarters for only 10 faculty as against 19 besides small demonstration rooms for pharmacology and forensic medicine departments, lack of audio-visual aids in microbiology department. There is faculty shortage of 30.85%, resident doctors’ shortage of 17.02%, besides shortfall in nursing and paramedic staff as well.

Interestingly the Mahboobnagar government medical college, the first medical college set up under the Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences, falls in the home district of Telangana health minister Dr C Laxma Reddy.

Dr M Ramani, director of medical education, is hopeful of getting a nod. She says that it is routine affair and that there will be a compliance inspection in one month.