Nagpur: As per the promise made to the resident doctors due to the strike after 1 MBBS student was murdered in the government medical college premises in district Yavatmal, The GMC administration in Akola, Yavatmal, and Nagpur has now started the process in full swing to make a lot of improvements in the security arrangements along with the Directorate of Medical Education and Research.
The officials of both the Medical Colleges (IGGMCH and GMCH) of District Nagpur have informed that they have submitted the proposal regarding increasing the number of security guards. And now the townspeople are also very happy with this progress.
A senior administrative officer in GMCH has said that according to the audit conducted in the year 2017, there must be more than 200 security guards in the GMCH’s campus of about 200 acres. Presently they have security guards up to about 68. And this revised proposal has also been sent to DMER.
Director of DMER whose name is Dr. Dilip Mhaisekar. He has told that instructions have been given to all the medical colleges of the state to submit a similar proposal and many have also been received. He has also said that the number of guards will be increased at the earliest. And with this, an independent process will be adopted to increase the number of CCTV cameras.
Supreme Court Demand
In the midst of this, Dr. Sajal Bansal, President of MARD’s GMCH unit and activist Dr. Jeryl Banat, have filed a petition in the Supreme Court demanding that the counseling process for MD/MS seats in medical colleges be started very quickly. Yes and there should be no further delay in it. The top court will also hear this petition on Tuesday.
Dr. Sajal has informed that the process of getting PG admission has been delayed a lot as before. It has stated that this exam was postponed 3 times from January to the month of May and then to the month of August. The All India Counseling was supposed to start in the month of September itself.
Every year as soon as the third year examination of this Resident Doctors is over. 1st new batch of all residents come by the month of May or July with the help of the NEET PG admission process. In the same year 2021, third year students have cleared the exam. But due to restrictions in the process of NEET PG, there are no new doctors in hospitals at all. GMC is also facing an acute shortage of resident doctors. Which are also considered as the backbone of the public health system in the entire country.
Dr. Sajal has also said that he has told the court that the stay on counseling should not be extended at all, which has started long back. The counseling process should not be hampered at all because of fake petitions. All consultations should be conducted without any delay and within the stipulated time frame.