Medical council team makes surprise visit to Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences

An inspection team of the Medical Council of India on Thursday made a surprise visit to Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences. The three-member team was in the institute to inspect infrastructure facilities and faculty strength as the institute has sought permanent affiliation from the MCI.

The team had members from Darjeeling, Mumbai and Coimbatore. K. Shankar, Medical Superintendent of HIMS, told The Hindu, “The MCI has the practice of visiting the college without prior notice. They suddenly arrived this morning and reviewed the facilities available and the faculty strength. We have sought permanent affiliation for the institute. The institute is hopeful of getting the permanent affiliation”. The HIMS has got approval to admit 150 students for MBBS course from the academic year 2017–18.

Following the surprise visit, the sources in the institute said, some faculty members who had gone on leave were called back for duty. Interestingly, the institute had no proper supply of drinking water two days before the MCI team’s visit.

Hassan City Municipal Council had stopped supply of drinking water in view of technical problems in the supply network.

The institute had to manage within the available stock. Patients and their attendants had a tough time as there was no water in the washrooms.

Every day, hundreds of people visit the 750-bed hospital.

“We had a problem in getting water for two days. Somehow we managed with the available water and also purchased water from private tankers. Recently, we got a borewell drilled on the campus and a motor will be installed soon,” said Dr. Shankar.

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