Staff Reporter

`Private medical colleges do not incur a huge expenditure'

Kozhikode: The Kozhikode medical college unit of the Kerala Government Medical College Teachers' Association has requested the State Government to come out with a statement on expenditure incurred on a student at a medical college in the State.

At a news conference here on Monday, unit president V.K. Suresh Baboo, secretary Cyriac Job and treasurer K.V. Prabakaran said private medical colleges did not incur a huge expenditure for training a student. However, the employees were able to get good salaries because the managements obtained exorbitant fees from the students, they added.

They said private medical college managements employed retired doctors from Government medical colleges as well a fresh graduates. Even those with M.Sc. qualification were teaching anatomy and biochemistry in these colleges. At the same time, the Government medical colleges had the service of those who had passed MBBS and postgraduate courses in medicine and surgery.

They said those who studied at Government medical colleges were eligible to get a job anywhere in the world, although some of these institutions lack infrastructure.

However, the lack of infrastructure facilities had never affected teaching at these colleges, Dr. Baboo said.