Bengaluru: The elite Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) run by Vokkaligara Sangha in the city, was allegedly found trying to fool the Medical Council of India by producing fake patients before its inspectors. The inspectors in their report, said they found fake entries of surgeries carried out on six patients at KIMS. While the institute’s records claimed the women patients had undergone procedures including amputation, haemorrhoidectomy and hernioplasty, the inspectors found none of them had undergone any.
KIMS must mend ways: MCI
To the embarrassment of the elite Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) in the city, it has been refused permission to increase its annual intake to 150 students after the Medical Council of India (MCI) found it had created fake records of surgeries performed for six patients during the visit of its inspectors on April 21 this year.
The minutes of the MCI’s Executive Committee (EC) meeting of April 28 reveal the inspection was carried out in response to the institute's request to increase its annual intake from 120 to 150. As one of the conditions stipulated by the MCI for giving permission to a new college, renewing an institute’s permit or increasing its annual intake is good bed occupancy ratio and a large number of surgeries, some colleges have in the past tried to cheat its inspectors with records of false surgeries and admissions.
But for KIMS the inspectors’ claims are clearly an embarrassment as it is an elite institution with a good reputation. Finding the fake entries of surgeries performed against the names of patients, Nirmala (amputation) Vidya Bai (haemorrhoidectomy), Ambika, (hernioplasty), Susheela, (Lap Cholecystectomy), Menaka (appendicectomy) and Namitha, (hernioplasty) MCI decided not to approve the college’s request for increase in intake and ordered it to rectify its shortcomings in a month.
The MG Charitable Trust of the city also found its application to start a new medical college, the East Point College of Medical Sciences and Research Centre at Bidarahalli with an annual intake of 150 returned as it had hospitalised patients with a common cold and cough and even a headache for the benefit of its inspectors, the minutes reveal.