Kerala: NMC expresses satisfaction with Konni medical college's preparation

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Pallavi Pathak
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Updated on Sep 23, 2022 10:33 IST

Konni Government Medical College in Kerala is all geared up to start MBBS classes in the ongoing academic year and now NMC has also expressed satisfaction over the preparations.

Kerala: NMC expresses satisfaction with Konni medical college's preparation

As per reports, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has expressed satisfaction over the preparations of Konni Government Medical College to start classes for medical undergraduate students in the ongoing academic year.

Health Minister Veena George has said that the college is expecting to receive a written assurance from the NMC soon. 

“Development works worth over INR 250 crores have been carried out at the hospital since this government came to power. Environmental clearance has been obtained and a Hospital Development Committee (HDS) constituted to ensure the smooth running of the institution," she said, as reported by The Hindu.

"Works worth INR 200 crores have begun on an administrative block and allied facilities, besides a second block with 200 beds. A sum of INR 18.72 crores has been made available through the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) for completing the preparations towards commencing the first-year classes. An administrative sanction of INR 15.5 crore has been made for constructing internal roads, entry gate and a sewage treatment plant," she said.

The medical college authorities have completed recruitment of the teaching and non-teaching staff at Konni government medical college, besides setting up an anatomy lab and museum. The college library has been equipped with books, specimens, study materials for students, a tank for keeping cadavers for the Anatomy department, reagents for the lab and so on.

In June this year, the Medical Assessment and Rating Board (MARB) of the NMC pointed out several shortcomings with Konni medical college including deficiency of faculty, residents/tutors and buildings and infrastructure at the college. Hence, the Commission had denied granting a letter of intent for starting a medical college with 100 MBBS seats for the academic year 2022-23.

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