GUWAHATI: The National Medical Commission (NMC) has refused to grant permission to the new Lakhimpur Medical College to start the MBBS course from this year citing various deficiencies in the institution.
The Medical Assessment & Rating Board (MARB) of NMC recently reviewed the Commission Assessor's Report, review and remarks by the expert groups on the infrastructure facilities of the Lakhimpur Medical College, laboratories, library, hostels, hospital and availability of the faculty, their experience, publications and residents/tutors, nursing and paramedical staff with other facilities available at the college.
The MARB of NMC has observed that Lakhimpur Medical College has a 26% faculty deficiency. Even though the hospital at Lakhimpur Medical College is functional, there is a deficiency of beds. Outdoor and indoor services have to be improved. The medical college is yet to acquire a certificate from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board. The NMC has also observed that construction of all buildings and completion of other facilities such as teaching aids and furniture at the lecture hall at Lakhimpur Medical College is yet to be completed.
The MARB of NMC has written to the Principal of Lakhimpur Medical College asking to rectify deficiencies and create more amenities suitable to start a medical college. In case necessary rectifications are done and the right kind of amenities are created at Lakhimpur Medical College, the NMC may reconsider its decision of not granting permission to the institution to start the MBBS course from the academic year 2021-22