Hyderabad: Observing that even by the end of the academic year, the Postgraduate medical students belonging to Mahavir Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS) are yet to be reallocated, the Telangana High Court on Thursday slammed the State Government and the National Medical Commission (NMC) for playing the blame game.

Expressing its dissatisfaction with the State and NMC over the matter, the bench comprising of ustice Namavarapu Rajeshwar Rao, Justice Abhinand Kumar Shavali has directed the authorities to act quick and reallocate the students at the earliest. The authorities have been directed to come up with a reallocation plan within three days.

NMC had cancelled the admission of these students back on May 17, 2022. The crisis regarding the medical seats began after the National Medical Commission (NMC) cancelled MBBS and PG medical admission in three private medical colleges in Telangana following a surprise inspection. It resulted in a huge decrease in the total number of seats. In case of MNR Medical College and Hospital, both MBBS and PG admissions had been cancelled. NMC further cancelled PG medical seats in Mahavir Institute of Medical Sciences. Apart from this, TRR Institute of Medical Sciences, Patancheru lost its letter of permission for the first renewal and second batch of admission.

Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that the NMC decision resulted in several litigations. During the hearing of the case, the High Court bench had directed NMC to relocate those medicos to other medical colleges in Telangana within four weeks with the help of the State Government and the Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences (KNRUHS). In fact, the Apex medical body had also sought an action taken report from the State.

Even though the colleges had requested for a stay order on the reallocation process, the High Court had denied staying the reallocation process. HC denied passing a stay order as the NMC counsel had referred to the major deficiencies in the facilities of TRR, which were noted during a suprise inspection conducted by NMC. It was pointed out by NMC counsel that the inspection had revealed that there was a faculty deficiency of 74 per cent. Besides, there was a deficiency in the residents and bed occupancy, claimed the NMC lawyer and argued that this could not be condoned for the quality of medical education would get hampered.

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Although the HC had on previous hearings had directed the authorities to take a decision to complete the reallocation process of the students belonging to these colleges, the plights of these students are still continuing.

As per the latest media report by the New Indian Express, the counsel appearing for the PG medical students, Raghunath has recently informed the Court that despite submitting an undertaking to reallocate the students, neither the State nor the NMC have done anything in this regard. Taking note of the issue, the HC bench expressed its dissatisfaction and it slammed the State and NMC for indulging in a blame-game.

“What kind of professionals do you want to create by not properly training them,” asked the bench.

“It’s almost the end of the academic year and you don’t respond until a case is filed,” the bench further remarked.

Slamming the authorities, the High Court also mentioned, “You approve a college and then cancel the permission in the middle of the academic year, but you don’t care about the students.”

Noting that the State Government was failing to respond to the NMC communications, the HC bench ordered the State through the Special Government Pleader Sanjeev Kumar to respond to the issue within three days by seeking a plan for reallocating the students.

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