Patna, Dec 7: The medical faculty members in Bihar have been forced back to classrooms by the Medical Counsil of India. Deeming them 'unskilled', the MCI has prepared a revised basic course for medical education and has made it compulsory for faculty members to undergo its training.
It has also said that the doctors who do not complete it by 1 January 2017 will be de-rostered.
Previously optional, the mandate was issued when the MCI made it a part of framing the Indian Medical Graduation Regulation, 2015. Principal of Patna Medical College Hospital, Dr SN Sinha said that there is an acute scarcity of trained faculty and that only 10 out of the 150 faculty members had undergone the training when it was optional.
PMCH training coordinator Dr Amarkant Jha Amar, further added,"So far, only eight doctors each from the PMCH, Nalanda Medical College Hospital (NMCH), and the Darbhanga Medical College Hospital (DMCH) have completed the revised training course after it was made mandatory."
Thus, realising the need for uniformity in medical curriculum and its teaching, the MCI revised its basic training course, stressing on teaching module, which would be more interactive and practical.