MCI team visits Rajouri, reviews facilities in new GMC

To take stock of facilities in place for Government Medical College Rajouri with main focus on inspection of makeshift campus established within existing district hospital Rajouri, a team of Medical Council of India visited Rajouri on Saturday.

This was the second visit of the team from MCI. During its earlier visit five months ago, the team had identified several loopholes in the makeshift campus and state’s health department was asked to bring up necessary improvements.

Officials said a two-member team of Medical Council of India paid a surprise visit to Rajouri district hospital which has been rechristened as GMC Associated Hospital Rajouri.

During the visit, the team visited the site of Government Medical College at Maira village of Rajouri where construction work of main building is going on.

The team also visited the makeshift campus established in Rajouri hospital while inspection was also conducted in some private buildings which have been hired for setting up residential complex of students and faculty.

Later in the evening, MCI team paid visit to several sections of Rajouri hospital and took stock of its functioning.

Sources within health department said that officers of Rajouri hospital including medical superintendent Dr. Suresh Gupta and Dr. Mehmood Bahar briefed MCI team about all the arrangements made for starting first batch of GMC Rajouri from August.

The MCI team was also informed about all the changes that have been made in the makeshift campus after some loopholes were pointed out by the team during its visit conducted five months ago.

“We are expecting final report in next one week and the report will decide the fate of GMC Rajouri as whether the first batch will be started in upcoming session or not,” a health official said. Chief medical officer Rajouri, Dr. Sunil Sharma, said it was a surprise visit by the MCI.