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Promotion pill to placate MCI

State-run PMCH management is waiting for promotions of some of its faculty members in order to sent a satisfactory compliance report to Medical Council of India (MCI) in the wake of the latter's February 6 inspection to assess the institute's preparedness to continue with 50 MBBS seats.

By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad
  • Published 20.04.18
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Dhanbad: State-run PMCH management is waiting for promotions of some of its faculty members in order to sent a satisfactory compliance report to Medical Council of India (MCI) in the wake of the latter's February 6 inspection to assess the institute's preparedness to continue with 50 MBBS seats.

The last date to submit the compliance report is April 21, Saturday.

After its February 6 inspection, the MCI pointed out several lacunae in PMCH's infrastructure, especially acute shortage of senior faculty members.

To plug this gap, PMCH sent the state health department a list of faculty members eligible for promotion to associate professor and professor levels.

Principal of PMCH Kameshwar Bishwas said the "major objection of MCI" was with regard to the vacancies of teachers but the PMCH was expecting positive news from the health department related to promotions very soon to plug this gap to a great extent.

"Promotion is crucial to minimise the huge scarcity of senior teachers, including professors and associate professors. PMCH at present is facing around 43.9 per cent shortage of professors and associate professors," he told this paper. "We have to mention steps taken up by us to fill up teacher vacancies in our compliance report."

A source in the college pointed out that salaries across state-run hospitals were not on a par. "For instance, junior doctors in PMCH get around Rs 43,000 a month and at RIMS in Ranchi Rs 60,000 per month. This explains the lack of interest in PMCH among many doctors," he said.