50 MBBS seats doubtful in KMC

The Kakatiya Medical College (KMC) authorities have not yet received formal communication from Medical Council of India (MCI) to hike the allotted 50 additional MBBS seats for 2012-13 even after the college authorities sent a corrected statistical report showing that all affiliated KMC medical teaching hospitals in Warangal treat 2,500 outpatients a day.

The KMC authorities had earlier committed a goof-up when it sent wrong statistical data to the MCI showing that only 1,400 outpatients are treated under KMC jurisdiction medical teaching hospitals.

The wrong statistical rep-ort was against the MBBS seat enhancement norms set by MCI for state medic-al teaching colleges under which they are supposed to treat a stipulated number of 2,000 outpatients a day for being eligible.

Now, with the release of Eamcet results on Friday, KMC sources doubt their chances of getting MCI nod for extra 50 MBBS seats for the 2012-13 Eamcet batch to the college before counselling session begins for medical seat aspirants in the state. Presently, the KMC, which caters to medical aspirants of North Telangana districts, has only 150 seats in its campus. “We have not yet received any communication from MCI on the 50 extra seats,” said Dr A. Vivekananda, KMC principal, when contacted by this newspaper.