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Students see red as GMC misses bus to more MD seats


PANAJI: Goa Medical College (GMC) missed the opportunity to extend its doctoral and masters seats, because it failed to use for an improve for its diploma seats ahead of the ministry of well being and circle of relatives affairs. The GMC will have upped its tally of 139 MD and MS seats by 22 if it had availed of this one-time upgradation offer by the ministry.

The Union ministry’s public realize, issued on January 19, said that most effective applications won till January 25 can be thought to be. An authentic attached to the health center said it was once confirmed that the GMC didn't publish an application for upgradation, including that this has angered scholars and oldsters alike.

As many as 22 diploma seats to the schools of radiology, paediatrics, orthopaedics, preventive and social medication, anaesthesia and gynaecology will have been upgraded.

There is a huge call for for radiology, orthopaedics and paediatrics, and for admission to those schools the contest is at all times stiff, the authentic said. Applying for the upgradation would were very really useful for college kids, the authentic added.


Dean GMC Dr Pradeep Naik may no longer be contacted. Several calls and a message to his cell phone went unanswered. The authentic said that the rationale introduced by the varsity administration was once that there was once a fear of losing the seats on upgradation if any deficiencies had been seen later.


“This is essentially the most absurd reason for no longer taking over the offer,” he said. The Medical Council of India (MCI) inspection of the upgraded seats would were held three years later, and finally should not have ended in cancelling of the diploma seats.


Students makes an attempt to hunt a proof from the dean additionally didn't elicit any response. Health minister Vishwajit Rane, who was once in Delhi, said he has spoken to secretary well being J Ashok Kumar. He said he would factor a written rationalization on his go back on Thursday.


A senior officer with the GMC said the location may still be salvaged supplied an application is made justifying the extend. Even if the seat matrix is out, he said upgraded seats can be added in the second one spherical of counselling, which will be maximum really useful for the state’s scholars.


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