3 new GMCs with 100 intake capacity each to start functioning soon

Irfan Tramboo
Srinagar, May 19: The three newly established Government Medical Colleges (GMCs) Baramulla, Anantnag, and Rajouri are expecting to start their functioning soon by beginning with admitting 100 MBBS students each for the academic year 2019-20. The administration is waiting for the Letter of Permission after the Medical Council of India (MCI) conducted the inspection early this month.
The officials said that the MCI inspection at both the places went well and that they were expecting some response soon from the Union Health Ministry as the MCI has submitted its report to the same.
“To begin with, we will be taking the batches of 100 students each at both the colleges, but that will follow after we will be given go ahead by the MCI,” the official said.
Meanwhile, the Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education Atal Dulloo has shot a letter to R K Vats, Secretary General, MCI in which he has sought Letter of Permission to start the first batch of 100 students at the newly established GMC Rajouri.
Pertinent to mention, the MCI has raised queries regarding certain deficiencies at all the three GMCs at Baramulla, Anantnag and Rajouri. In a letter Principal Secretary has admitted that there were few deficiencies at the GMC Rajouri but he has assured Secretary General, MCI that the Government will work towards overcoming these deficiencies within shortest period of time.
“It is submitted that the Government is committed to overcome the deficiency of residents and the faculty at the Government Medical College, Rajouri within the shortest possible time and it is requested that Letter of Permission for admitting 100 MBBS students during the current session 2019-20 at GMC Rajouri may kindly be conveyed at the earliest,” the letter vide number ME/GAZ-GMC/36/2019 reads.
The official said that they are expecting that the Letter of Permission will be granted for all the three Colleges by the end of this month and that they will be able to start the batch of 100 MBBS students from the current academic year.