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PROGRESSING WELL: Archana Thakur, a member of the MCI team, inspecting the Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences in Raichur on Friday
PROGRESSING WELL: Archana Thakur, a member of the MCI team, inspecting the Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences in Raichur on Friday

Staff Correspondent

MCI inspection team satisfied with infrastructure, staff available; construction to be completed soon

The team met the Dean and the first year MBBS students

90 per cent of the faculty have reported for work

Raichur: The classes for second year medical course at the Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) will start from second week of August.

The examinations for first year MBBS course will start from July 16 and the process will be complete by July 23. The counselling for admissions to the first year MBBS course has already begun and the admissions for second batch of first year MBBS course at the RIMS will start from June 9.

Meanwhile, a three-member team from the Medical Council of India (MCI), which visited the RIMS on Friday, has expressed its satisfaction at the infrastructure and staff available for conducting the second year MBBS course at the RIMS.

Inspection

The MCI team, comprising Suresh Shaw, professor in Pathology, New Delhi; Sham Singh, professor in Surgery, Haryana; and Archana Thakur, professor in micro-biology, New Delhi inspected various departments at the RIMS, inpatient wards at the 350-bed Government Civil Hospital and a site near the medical college (RIMS) where a 1,000-bed super-speciality hospital will come up by the end of next year.

The team, which closely inspected several medical branches and laboratories at the RIMS, met first year medical students and held a meeting with Chandrashekar, Dean and Director of the RIMS, on the facilities available for conducting second year medical course from this year.

Dr. Chandrashekar told The Hindu that there was no hitch in starting medical course for second year students from this year at the RIMS.

Apart from classrooms, library and staff quarters and hostels for students required for the second year medical course, laboratories of all branches, including physiology, anatomy, micro-biology, bio-chemistry, pathology, pharmacology, general surgery, clinical and para clinical, had been set up as per the MCI norms, Dr. Chandrashekar said.

Faculty ready

All the required faculty, including professors, associate professors, assistant professors and tutors, for all major branches had been appointed and 90 per cent of them had reported for duty to take up classes for second year medical course, he said.

Museums of all branches and the second phase of the medical college building was expected to be ready by August, he added.


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