Nmc Check Delay Hits City Hospital Pg Plan | Bhubaneswar News

Bhubaneswar: The plan to start postgraduate courses at the capital’s hospital is facing uncertainty as the National Medical Commission (NMC) has yet to visit the facility to carry out an inspection.
Nervous about the delay, state health officials wrote to the NMC on Thursday urging it to conduct a physical inspection as soon as possible. Health Secretary RK Sharma has written to NMC Secretary Sandhya Bhullar requesting a physical inspection and thus granting clearance for admission to PG classes from 2022-23. “The capital hospital is one of the oldest hospitals. It also has super specialized disciplines. The NMC has received a request from the Director of Medical Education and Training (DMET) to open PG classes in November 2021. Six months have passed, but the NMC has not visited the hospital Sharma said in her letter.
The DMET in its application had mentioned the opening of six PG departments – general medicine, respiratory medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics and pediatrics.
The state is keen to open more PG courses in medical schools and hospitals to address faculty shortages. Last year, the government said PG admissions to Capital Hospital would start from 2022-23. Capital Hospital benefits from the Center’s exemption from requiring UG courses to open PG departments. On Wednesday, the government notified that Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar has been declared a teaching hospital attached to the institute’s Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER). “A notification has been issued by the government. The NMC was also reminded about the physical inspection which will include medical and teaching facilities. We hope NMC will visit the hospital soon,” said Laxmidhar Sahu, Director of Capital Hospital.
Since Capital Hospital has no teachers, the government has signed a memorandum of understanding with SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, for its faculty to teach PGIMER students until separate members faculty are recruited.

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