Kaloji Uni wei’s VC – Edexlive


After the National Medical Commission (NMC) canceled 450 MBBS seats and 70 PG seats in three private medical colleges in Telangana, the issue is still of concern and has seen various developments – the latest being around 50 postgraduate students from two of these colleges. organizing a protest at the state’s Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences (KNRUHS) to demand that the university welcome them to medical schools in the state.

The decision by the supreme medical body came after it carried out a surprise inspection and said that these three colleges lacked proper faculty and infrastructure due to which the seats were cancelled. But since the inspection was carried out after the admissions in these colleges ended, it led to complications. Students who have lost their places worry about their future because they risk losing a year.

In addition, those who have gained admissions through the management quota worry about the money they have invested. The nature of the inspection itself has been questioned, and students and parents have alleged it was a pre-planned bad faith move. Even the personal involvement of KNRUHS Vice-Chancellor Dr B Karunakar Reddy has been alleged.

How about a little recap?
On May 19, the NMC vacated about 150 seats each at Mahavir Institute of Medical Sciences in Vikarabad, MNR Medical College and Hospital in Sangareddy and TRR Institute of Medical Sciences in Patancheru. While MBBS and PG medical seats were canceled for MNR College, PG seats were canceled at Mahavir Institute and TRR Institute lost its authorization letter for first renewal and second batch of admissions .

The sudden decision to cancel the seats and the subsequent concerns of the students caught the attention of the state government and they decided to intervene. A three-member high-level panel was formed to consider the issue. After receiving representations from some of the affected students, the state health minister wrote a letter to the NMC seeking a solution. Meanwhile, the TRR Institute filed an appeal with the Telangana High Court. It was alleged by the college that the NMC cleared admissions to the 150 MBBS seats after carrying out an inspection in November 2021.

Commenting on the report of the second surprise inspection carried out on March 30, 2022, the lawyer representing the college said that the infrastructure could not disappear overnight. The lawyer alleged: “Waiting for us to complete our admissions and then canceling shows that the action is in bad faith and not in good faith. The entire resulting inspection and cancellation exercise appears to be pre-planned,” as mentioned in a report by Medical dialogues.

On the other hand, NMC recently stated that MNR College has a 59.3% faculty shortage and Mahavir Institute has a 50.47% faculty shortage. Details of the third college were not disclosed. He said that in this situation he could not allow admissions because the college could not be allowed to produce substandard doctors and risk public health in the future, another report from Medical dialogues declared.

Nevertheless, a panel of Judges Anninreddy Abhishek Reddy and Mummineni Sudheer Kumar, who heard the case, suspended NMC’s annulment order, stating that the NMC Act itself provides for statutory remedy and that the aggrieved college in filed one. The suspension order was issued until the supreme medical body makes a decision on the statutory appeal.

What the VC says
However, the situation seems to be hanging by a thread, as there has been no update from the NMC. KNRUHS VC Dr B Karunakar Reddy has written to the Supreme Medical Corps asking for guidance. In a conversation with Edex Live, he informed, “Even we don’t know what the situation is. There are no clear guidelines from the NMC. Only after the NMC releases the guidelines on this can we do anything and make decisions about the students whose places have been canceled. If it allows, we will welcome them to state medical schools.

He added: “Apart from the first letter sent by the NMC notifying us of the rescission, there has been no further correspondence. The court stayed the NMC’s order. The colleges also filed Once the NMC has made a decision on the legal duty to appeal filed by the college, only then can we make the required decisions.

He further suggested, “Since the NMC has not made any final decision and the colleges have not been closed, students whose places have been canceled can continue to go to their respective colleges and follow. lessons. Classes continue for the rest of the students. So, I’m sure if these students go to colleges, there will be courses for them as well.”

Meanwhile, Dr. D Praveen Kumar, the Registrar of KNRUHS, assured that the future of the students will not be hampered and that the state will take into consideration the concerns of the students.

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