New Delhi: The government has resolute not to go in front with the decision of its predecessors to start MBBS courses at the newly set up medical college hospital at the general hospital premises this year. This decision was taken as the government feels that adequate infrastructure facilities, laboratories, staff, class rooms and proper hostels cannot be readied within the timeframe set by the Medical Council of India. Cabinet has given the nod to health minister to convey the government decision to Medical Council of India (MCI).
Even the Central government and the Medical Council of India (MCI) had given permit for 100 MBBS seats for which admission process could be started this year at the new medical college, the State government had to give an undertaking that the deficiencies in infrastructure and faculty requirement would be rectified within a specified time frame, before the admissions commenced. But the government was not in a position to make all these facilities within a period of months. They are examining the requirement of such medical colleges. A team of experts will look into all these matters in detail. They recently have not dropped the project of the new medical college but at this point, the government’s priority is to strengthen the standard of the existing government medical colleges to the position of Centre for academic and professional Excellence.