First corpn med college to start soon

First corpn med college to start soon

MCI team to visit Hindu Rao Hospital for final inspection in April

The first medical college run by a municipal body in the city is inching closer towards becoming a reality.

A team of Medical Council of India is scheduled to visit the proposed college at Hindu Rao Hospital of North Delhi Municipal Corporation next month for inspection.

The civic body officers said they are hopeful of beginning the first batch of the college from the upcoming academic session after getting green signal from the MCI team.
“The Medical Council of India has issued the initial certificates. A team from MCI is scheduled to visit for final round of inspection next month. The dates are yet to be fixed,” a senior corporation officer said.

The officers said the mandatory facilities, required to meet MCI conditions have been provided and are hopeful of inducting the first batch of students soon.  An officer said the Hindu Rao Hospital is already functional and has most of the facilities required for the college.

“A well-equipped library is being developed. It will be spread over an area of around 1,000 square metres. The space was being used for some other purpose. Now, they have been shifted to some other building. The library will be ready by the time of inspection,” the officer said.

Hindu Rao Hospital at Malkagunj area caters to lakhs of people from north Delhi and the Walled city.

Since the civic body intends to start the college with 50 students in the first phase, it is inducting at least 68 faculty members across 20 disciplines. In the second stage, infrastructure will be further developed to accommodate 200 students.

“In the first phase, 18 professors, 18 associate professors and 32 assistant professors across different disciplines will be inducted. All the faculty members are being inducted for the first year on contract basis. Their contracts can be extended later based on performance” said an official.

The officers said the total cost of developing infrastructure in the first phase is Rs 7 crore.

The North Corporation’s standing committee has sanctioned Rs 87 crore under the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) to develop the college further.

While the corporation is spending Rs 7 crore on the medical college in the current financial year, Rs 20 crore each has been allocated for the remaining four years of the five-year plan.

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