Workshop for GMCs’ Deans, Superintendents on Jan 8

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Jan 2017 11:21:04

By Arun Kumar,

Govt has called meeting of five GMCs, Divnl Commissioners on January 9

State Government has started efforts to improve condition of its medical colleges in State and for which a workshop will be held on January 8 and 9. Medical Education Department will first know problems of the Government medical colleges and what can be done for overcoming them from the medical colleges, its hospital officers and divisional commissioners of that particular divisions. Besides, in this connection on January 9, the Commissioners of Jabalpur, Gwalior, Rewa, Bhopal and Sagar have been invited to discuss issues of the administration. They might be asked to be strict in administration of Government medical colleges and hospitals.

The Government will discuss problems of medical colleges, hospitals with college Deans and Superintendents. The Government may release budget and increase financial powers of both the Deans and Superintendents. Besides, to increase budget to the medical colleges and its hospitals, the Government will make some provision in next budget.

According to information, the issue of less financial powers, shortage of staff and several other problems that were usually raised when the issue of improving medical colleges and its hospitals’ arrangements was raised in discussion with Government officers. Besides, the other important issue was outdated machines and equipment in medical colleges and its hospitals due to which private patients are forced to get tests done at private diagnostic centres or pathology centres.

It is also learnt that the delay in construction from the Public Works Department (PWD). Funds shortage and less financial powers with the Government medical college Deans and Superintendents, were the main issues to be raised during the workshop of medical college Deans and its Superintendents.

Like in State capital, the State Government wants to assign work of improving administration at medical colleges and its hospitals to the Divisional Commissioners of that particular cities. Sanjay Shukla, Divisional Commissioner, Indore, where there is MGM Medical College and its associated MY Hospital is said not to be invited in meeting of the commissioners. The reason behind it is that in Indore, the Divisional Commissioner is regularly monitoring, paying surprising visits of the Government district hospitals and MY Hospital, he even punished and always submitted his reports to the Health Department.

Gauri Singh, Principal Secretary, Medical Education, said the two-day workshop for Government medical colleges’ Superintendents and five cities of medical colleges’ Divisional Commissioners have been invited, she said.