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Medical Council of India team inspects Salem Govt. hospital

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Team examines infrastructure, equipment and laboratories

Seeking information:Medical Council of India team member Dr. Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (centre) inspecting the facilities at Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital in Salem on Thursday. -PHOTO: P. GOUTHAM
Seeking information:Medical Council of India team member Dr. Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu (centre) inspecting the facilities at Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital in Salem on Thursday. -PHOTO: P. GOUTHAM

A two-member team of the Medical Council of India (MCI) on Thursday inspected the Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital to ascertain if the statutory infrastructure required for increasing the intake for first year MBBS from 75 to 100 seats is available. The team comprising Dr. Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu, Professor and Head of Surgery, Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Faridkot, Punjab and Dr. Renuka Gahine, Department of Pathologist, Pt. JNM Medical College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh inspected the infrastructure, equipment and laboratories, visited various wards in the hospital and inquired about the faculty availability and held discussions with hospital authorities.

The team also visited the facilities in Super Speciality Hospital and inquired about the infrastructure and verified records.

The team visited the casualty ward and observed the treatment provided there.

Later, they held discussions with professors and members of the hospital administration.

They team would visit the medical college on Steel Plant Road on Saturday and ascertain the infrastructure there. Later they would submit a report to the MCI.

Of the total 18 government medical colleges in the State, this hospital has the lowest intake of 75 seats and had been asking the MCI to increase seats for the past five years.

Sources said that infrastructure and faculty availability in Anatomy is a bottleneck for getting the approval in all these years and are confident to get approval this year.

Dean Dr. R. Vallinayagam, Dhanapal, Nodal Officer and senior doctors accompanied the team.


  • Team visited various wards in the Government hospital and inquired about faculty availability

  • They also went to Super Speciality Hospital, asked about infrastructure and verified records


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