MCI inspection for plastic surgery course

Special Correspondent

COIMBATORE: An inspection team from the Medical Council of India (MCI) was at the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) on Wednesday to check surgical and other facilities in connection with the post-graduate course in plastic surgery that the medical college planned to introduce.

If the MCI gave sanction for the course, two students would be admitted every year, according to the CMCH Dean T.P. Kalaniti.

The dean said the hospital had 13 operation theatres. Four of these that were used for major surgeries had been renovated and efforts were on to provide the theatres with modern equipment worth Rs.1 crore.

The hospital would also get an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) equipment costing Rs.6 crore.

The Government had provided the CMCH with a German-made fogging machine costing Rs. 38,000, as part of a special drive across the State to prevent diseases caused by viruses transmitted by mosquitoes.

Fogging began on Wednesday at the hospital to kill adult mosquitoes. The hospital and the college at Peelamedu had been divided into three zones each. Fogging in each zone would be done once in six days. The Government had also provided 15 casual labourers to remove garbage and debris in the hospital.

The Dean said the 24-hour fever clinic functioned well. People with fever need not wait in the regular queue at the out-patient department. They could come directly to the clinic, he said.

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