MCI team inspects college

A three-member team of the Medical Council of India (MCI) on Monday inspected facilities at the proposed medical college and hospital here, kindling hope about the start of admission into MBBS programmes from the current academic session.

By SIBDAS KUNDU in Balasore
  • Published 24.04.18
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MCI delegates inspect Balasore Medical College and Hospital on Monday. Telegraph picture

Balasore: A three-member team of the Medical Council of India (MCI) on Monday inspected facilities at the proposed medical college and hospital here, kindling hope about the start of admission into MBBS programmes from the current academic session.

The team members also visited the district headquarters hospital, which will be attached to the medical college. The medical college will have 100 MBBS seats.

There were a lot of speculations over the beginning of the admission from the current academic session. The medical college authorities had sent a request to the Medical Council of India to inspect the site which is a pre-condition for issuance of letter of permission for beginning of the college.

Additional health secretary Surajit Das visited the district headquarters hospital on Friday to take stock of the infrastructure at the medical college ahead of the visit of the MCI team. He said: "We expect MCI to approve the seats following which classes for the first MBBS batch with 100 seats can commence from the 2018-19 academic year."

Chief district medical officer of Balasore Meenakshi Roy and college dean Pratap Rath said that the MCI team went around various establishments and inspected the readiness of infrastructure.