Nainital, July 19, 2015

A team of Medical Council of India (MCI) will soon be visiting Dr Sushila Tiwari Government Medical College and Hospital, Haldwani for inspection of the departments whose post-graduate courses are yet to receive recognition from the top medical education regulating body. At present, only three of the 10 proposed courses in the medical college are recognized by the MCI.

The situation has landed the institution in soup as a writ petition has been filed by a Dehradun-based resident in the high court alleging that despite having no recognition she was granted admission in a PG course which she completed in 2014 but was denied registration with the Uttarakhand Medical Council.

Alok Upreti, public relations officer from the medical college, said, "The team will be here soon to inspect various departments for further recommendations for recognition of post-graduate courses. We hope for the best."

Only three out of proposed 10 courses of post-graduation studies have been awarded recognition. At present, only community medicine, anatomy and pathology courses have been given recognition by MCI. Many key subjects like surgery, medicine, orthopaedics and anesthesia at the PG level do not have MCI recognition.

Earlier on July 13, Priyanka Chauhan, a resident of Dehradun on July 13, 2015, who completed her PG course with gynaecology and obstetrics in 2014, was refused registration with the Uttarakhand Medical Council as the course was not recognized by the MCI.

The medical college is the only institute in the division offering higher medical education. However, it often faces flak for lack of facilities and alleged irregularities.
Courtesy: Times Of India

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