Bhubaneswar: In a significant development in the healthcare sector in Odisha, the National Medical Commission has approved the proposal for starting of a new medical college at DRIEMS Institute of Health Sciences and Hospital, Cuttack under Utkal University, Bhubaneswar with annual intake of 100 MBBS seats for the academic year 2023-24.
“This permission for starting of the MBBS course and admission of students will be for such time the first batch of students admitted against the above course appears for the final examination in the subject. The college authorities may take up the matter for recognition of the qualification under section 35(2) of the IMC Act at the time the first batch admitted against the sanctioned intake of 100 MBBS seats appears for the final examination with the National Medical Commission,” the commission said in a letter addressed to the Principal/ Dean, DRIEMS Institute of Health Sciences and Hospital.
“We are further directed to inform you that you and your institution is fully responsible to fulfil and maintain norms including the infrastructure both physical and human resource, teaching faculty and clinical material etc. throughout the academic year, as stipulated in Regulation of National Medical Commission (NMC). In case false/ wrong declaration or fabricated documents have been used for procuring permission of the MARB and the said misconduct is brought to the notice of National Medical Commission (NMC) or found during surprise assessment at any stage during the current academic year, your institution is liable, not be considered for recognition of the degree,” the letter said.
“This letter of permission will be revoked for the current academic year in such exigency arise. Besides, National Medical Commission (NMC) is entitled to take all such measure against you and your college/institution as permissible under the law,” the letter added.