‘Measures taken as per MCI guidelines’

Minister for Major Irrigation P. Sudarshan Reddy, here on Sunday, said that the Government Medical College in the district headquarters town was all set to launch its first academic year with the intake of 100 students, soon.

“We have taken all measures as per the guidelines of Medical Council of India and are waiting for its permission to start the academic year after the EAMCET counselling. A 500 beds hospital is ready and already functioning and the college is built over an area of 8 lakh square feet,” he said after visiting the college premises.

Inspection

A team of doctors from the MCI had visited the college and hospital last month and inspected the list of professors and specialist doctors, laboratories and other available facilities. The team expressed its satisfaction, and hence permission is expected soon, the Minister said.

“Member of Parliament Madhu Goud Yaskhi, Government Whip E. Anil and I called on the MCI chairman in New Delhi recently and apprised him of the facilities available at the college seeking permission. We also replied to the objections raised by him. Since the council is going to meet the coming Wednesday, we expect its nod,” he added.

Mr. Sudarshan Reddy said that if the medical college cum teaching hospital once started, it would be a major source of treatment for all kinds of diseases. Accompanied by the Collector, Christina Z. Chongthu, the Minister also directed the authorities to ensure cleanliness and regular water supply to patients and attendants.