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MFF GMC Anantnag expresses resentment over ‘infringement of powers of Principal, Dean’

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Srinagar: An emergency meeting of Medical Faculty Forum (MFF) Government Medical College (GMC) Anantnag was held to discuss the news about the Government move to divert the administrative and academic powers of Principals of GMC Srinagar and Jammu to non Medico- Administrators/Personal Officers and administrative officers deputed in these colleges.

“These measures will be detrimental for the academic cum institutional independence and health care in these colleges. There has been an absolute harmony in functioning of these institutions between the chair of Principal/Dean and administrators of these colleges for decades and this harmony should not be disturbed by intervention at higher level. As has been the tradition that the highest chair of PMC of the status of ex officio secretary is competent enough to distribute the work to the deputed administrators in view of the understanding of technicalities of these professional institutions whose coordination is mandatory to fulfill the requirements of National Medical Commission and the concerned universities. Further, there is no such precedence in any part of the country to intervene in the day to day routine affairs of the medical colleges,” reads a statement issued by MFF GMC Anantnag.

“On one side when these tertiary institutions are battling with third wave of Covid 19 pandemic it amounts to demoralize the warriors when the whole world is appreciating the role of Doctors and Paramedics in handling the pandemic. Such ill conceived move shall divert the attention of doctors from the primary goal of combating the pandemic at this juncture,” reads the statement.

“MFF is of the suggestion that such moves should only be taken up with thorough discussion, debate and seeking of opinion from the stakeholders and technical experts only after the present crises of Covid 19 is over. The MFF is apprehensive that such moves will not only hamper patient care but also derail these institutions from the pursuit of excellence and institutional development,” it said.



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