Kannur: The management of Kannur Medical College, located in Anjarakandy, has commenced efforts to reintroduce MBBS courses in the institution. As part of the move, the officials from Kerala University of Health Sciences will evaluate the facilities available at the institute within January 15.
The Medical Council of India representatives will provide accreditation to the college only if the health university recommends for affiliation.
The main issue in the 150 seater self-financing college is that there is lack of inpatients. To overcome the crisis, efforts are being made to bring patients to the hospital. The treatment has been made free for two weeks in the hospital.
Earlier the Supreme court had banned MBBS admissions in the college this year, after finding irregularities in the admissions made in 2016-17. The SC had banned admissions this year after the management failed to pay back twice the amount of fees paid by the students who had taken admissions in 2016-17 as per its order.
The management now claims that the SC verdict was obeyed and the students have been repaid. But more than 20 students have not given in paper that they received the money. The others have signed before the notary in stamp paper that they received money back.
However, the admission supervisory committee had submitted the report at SC stating that the court order was not obeyed. Following this, the committee was entrusted to examine the repayments.
Management had claimed that they took Rs 10 lakhs fees and Rs 1.65 lakh as special fee. Parents, who had earlier alleged to have paid Rs 50 lakh fees, were found to approve the management’s claim by then.
Allegations are surfacing that those who have paid more than Rs 11.65 lakh obtained the repayment Rs 23.30 lakh in cheque and the balance in other ways.
At the same time, the case filed by a student Riya George who had lost opportunity because of the irregularities of management, demanding Rs 2 crore will be considered by the Supreme Court on January 25. The management has not yet filed the counter affidavit in the case filed six months ago.