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Posted at: Jan 30, 2018, 2:20 AM; last updated: Jan 30, 2018, 2:20 AM (IST)

Objection over doc’s elevation as Medical Superintendent

Team of the MCI visits GMCH-32 for inspection

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 29

A team of the Medical Council of Indian visited Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) for inspection in Sector 32 here today. 

Sources said the MCI team raised objection over Dr Ravi Gupta’s elevation as the Medical Superintendent (MS) of the GMCH. The team reportedly referred to the letter written to the MCI in which objections were raised on the out-of-turn elevation of Dr Gupta.

The letter allegedly stated that the doctor did not have the requisite experience to become the MS of the medical institute as he stood 17th in the seniority list.

Prof Devi Dayal Gupta, one of the MCI team members, said the matter was under process. 

While Dr Ravi Gupta maintained that he was unaware about the matter. Despite repeated attempts, Prof BS Chavan, Director of the GMCH- 32, was unavailable for comments.

It was the fifth inspection to confirm an addition of 50 medical seats sanctioned in 2012.

According to the protocol, if the MCI allows any institute to increase its seats, the inspections are carried out annually for the first five years to check whether the college is updating its infrastructure and human resource.

The process of increasing the seats by the MCI in 2012-13 had hit many road blocks. First, the MCI had increased GMCH’s seats from 50 to 100 only for one year. The next year, the MCI rolled back the number of seats to 50, stating that the college had many deficiencies.

The MCI’s decision had then sparked a protest and the authorities gave a nod to the institute to continue filling 100 medical seats.

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