Thiruvananthapuram: Students of SR Medical College, Varkala, say its management have used patients on rent to fool the inspection team of Medical Council of India. The MCI inspection of the college was held on Thursday following their complaint.
They posted visuals of people being brought in a vehicle through the back side of the college on their Facebook page, Stand with SR Medical College students.
The students allege that it used workers of the NREGA scheme for the purpose. There are also visuals of a protest by over the promised money.
Only one batch admitted in 2016 was now studying in the college. After that, it lost the permission for admissions citing lack of infrastructure. Students also alleged that the management was taking revenge on students who brought out the irregularities by not allowing them to sit for the examinations citing lack of attendance. However, the college authorities denied the allegation.
Speaking to media, S. R. Shaji, its managing director, said that the college offered treatment at low cost for economically weaker patie-nts and more patients were brought in as part of a medical camp.
He also accused them of protesting to get transferred to government medical colleges in case of disaffiliation following the complaints.
Meanwhile, Kerala University of Health Sciences has made it clear that they would cancel its affiliation if the allegations were true.
The students have sought immediate government intervention to ensure that college management provided proper faculty and facilities so that they can complete the course.
They also said the management was taking disciplinary action, including suspension, and registering false police cases.
No actions were taken even though authorities were informed about the lack of clinical practice, patients, labs, hostel and faculties. Most students have already paid `44 to `55 lakh as the full amount of the fee of the entire course, they said....