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Report faults SR medical college

Published Aug 26, 2019, 2:52 am IST
Updated Aug 26, 2019, 2:52 am IST
KUHS panel finds gross infra violations.
Kerala University of Health Sciences
 Kerala University of Health Sciences

KOLLAM: An official committee from the Kerala University of Health Sciences, which found gross infrastructure issues at the SR Medical College, Varkala, would report it to the government on Monday.

Students said they had submitted clinching evidence of fraudulent temporary fixtures of staff and patients to fool inspectors.


The inspection was under KUHS pro-vice-chancellor Dr A. Nalinakshan held on Saturday. It revealed the college lacked proper infrastructure facilities and staff, including doctors and nurses. There were also lapses in tax payment with the panchayat for the construction of the medical college.

The students had earlier filed a petition with the concerned authorities pointing out lack of infrastructure and faculties. They also alleged mental torture by the college authorities when complained against them.

The college management allegedly arranged temporary staff and patients to fool the inspection committee in an attempt to cover up the flaws.

"For the last six months, the hospital remains non-functional. The classes were also stalled for at least three months this academic year. Lack of in-patients affect the practical sessions as students will not get the opportunity to have a hands-on experience with patients as prescribed in the syllabus," a student told DC, requesting anonymity.

"Those who complained were not permitted to take exams citing flimsy reasons. They even try to exert force upon students to overpower protests."

In 2016, the college had admitted some 100 students to MBBS course - 50 on merit and 35 in management and 15 in NRI quotas.

In 2017, they approached the Kerala High Court seeking intervention to provide proper infrastructure facilities.

Based on this, the Medical Council of India inspected the college and found infrastructural deficiencies.