Kottayam: The Government Medical College Hospital, Idukki, has been trying to throw dust in the eyes of the Medical Council of India to get recognition. Violating norms, the college has redesignated 15 senior residents (MD-holders doing bond) as junior residents (MBBS) ahead of the imminent MCI inspections. This is when many MBBS graduates are jobless.
The MCH principal recently issued an in-house circular saying that for the purpose of the MCI inspection, the surplus senior residents in several departments have been appointed as junior residents. The order also asked the respective heads of department to submit the declaration before November 3.
Sources said that 25 senior residents had been transferred from the Kottayam MCH to Idukki citing shortage of seniors. This created a shortage in the Kottayam MCH and those transferred do not get enough exposure due to the absence of full-fledged medical facilities in Idukki.
"However, they are now saying that the senior residents are surplus in Idukki to deceive the MCI during the inspection," said a source.
The following postings were made as per the principal's order: Four senior residents in anaesthesiology department redesignated as biochemistry tutor, forensic medicine tutor and two general medicine junior residents. Out of three seniors in the obstetrics and gynaecology department, two redesignated as general medicine junior resident and one as paediatrics junior resident.
Three in the orthopaedics department redesignated as general surgery junior residents and one in the ophthalmology department made paediatrics junior resident. Two senior residents in the ENT redesignated as anatomy tutor and general surgery junior.
The Idukki medical college which was started in 2014 has not received MCI recognition so far. Though 50 seats were granted initially, they were reallotted to other colleges due to the absence of proper infrastructure facilities. Currently, there are no students in the college....