Andhra Pradesh

MCI team inspects Guntur Medical College

A four-member team from the Medical Council of India (MCA) on Monday began an inspection of Guntur Medical College (GMC) and the Government General Hospital here.

The team comprising of Bharat Jain, J.G Bhatt, Jugal Kishore and K. Vijay Krishna went around the departments at the out-patient block and inspected the facilities.

Superintendent, GGH, Raju Naidu, RMO and the heads of departments were present during the inspections.

The visit coming after months after a baby was bitten to death assumed significance.

The GMC has presently an intake of 200 students, but proposals have been sent to increase the intake by another 50 students.

They also checked records at both the GGH and the GMC.

The GGH is the largest teaching hospital in the State but has been plagued by problems on the infrastructure, staff strength in both clinical and non clinical departments, and shortage of beds.

The 1,177-bedded GGH further needs additional bed strength of 439 to meet the stringent norms of MCI for continuation of 200 MBBS seats.

The newly built Podila Prasad GMCANA Super specialty and Trauma Care Hospital has 230 beds but it has not been recongnised.

The GGH has sent proposals for enhancing the bed strength recently of 23 departments.

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The departments of General Surgery, General Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Neurology and Paediatrics and others needs additional beds.

The GGH has also sent proposals to augment staff from the cadre of Deputy Superintendent down to mechanics. The shortage of staff nurses has severely affected the clinical services but the problem is being addressed now as a notification for recruitment of nurses has been released.

The GGH needs 406 staff nurses to meet the shortage, and recruitment is being done to fill up vacancies.


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