In a letter to the respective in-charge of all government medical colleges and institutes, the Medical Assessment and Rating Board of NMC said it has observed that their many departments are vacant for several years.
The National Medical Commission said the government took the issue of vacancies in public medical colleges and institutes “seriously”, and that the issue would be discussed at a meeting of chief secretaries with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In a letter to the respective officials of all government colleges and medical institutes, NMC’s Medical Assessment and Rating Board said it had found that their many departments had been vacant for several years.
“Colleges / institutions are applying for undergraduate, postgraduate, broad and super-specialized courses without the proper eligibility qualifications of teachers. We have also noticed that the required and essential equipment of the departments is lacking to maintain standard education and training of physicians. NMC member Professor G Suryanarayana Raju (MARB) said in the October 11 letter.
“The above issue has been seriously considered by the Indian government. It is proposed that this issue be addressed at the conference of the Chief Secretary of different State / Union Territories with the Indian Prime Minister,” said the letter.Thus, the NMC asked them (dean / principal / director) to deal with the issue of staff and equipment shortages / vacancies in existing public schools / medical institutions, including teaching hospitals, within 24 hours.