Madras HC directs Medical colleges construction to abide by norms

The Madras High Court has ordered the under construction medical colleges of the state to abide in accordance with the 2018 norms of the Medical Commission.

During the hearing, the state submitted that the norms were changed in 2020 by the Medical Commission and every attempt is being made to adhere to the latest norms by altering the construction to the extent possible.

The first bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy recorded the submissions and disposed of the plea by directing the State authorities to construct the buildings for the proposed national medical colleges to be set up in the State strictly in accordance with the applicable norms of the Medical Commission. “It will be open to the commission to depute personnel to inspect the nature of the construction on a periodic basis, if the commission so desires,” added the bench.

The petitioner contended that according to MCI guidelines, each medical colleges has to undergo various quality checks, from the identification of land till the completion, however, in the state things are being expedited for functioning from academic year 2021-22.

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