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Do not give up the opportunity: Chandy

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Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has written to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan that the government should not give up the opportunity to conduct admissions to 100 MBBS seats in the proposed medical college in the capital this year.

In his letter to the Chief Minister, Mr. Chandy said the UDF government had created facilities for the proposed new medical college on the General Hospital campus including 134 posts as well as new buildings and laboratory. The MCI had, after its inspections, accorded sanction to admit 100 students for MBBS also.

But the LDF government’s decision not to give the undertaking that that it would make up all the deficiencies pointed out by the MCI had resulted in the State losing 100 MBBS seats in the government sector, Mr. Chandy said. The MCI had already denied permission for about 500 MBBS seats this year in self financing colleges. In such a situation, the government was denying a chance for students, including SC/ST students, to study medicine at subsidised fee, he said. Meanwhile, the District Congress Committee (DCC) had issued a statement that the State’s decision to defer MBBS admissions in the new medical college this year was an injustice to the residents. DCC president Karakulam Krishna Pillai also alleged the plot to give up the new medical college was a ploy to help self financing medical colleges.

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