BHUBANESWAR: The Health and Family Welfare Department on Wednesday asked Director, Medical Education and Training (DMET) to inquire into allegations of discrepancy in admission and availability of seats in pulmonary medicine and dermatology disciplines of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) during spot counselling.
The order came even as ad hoc and contractual doctors association alleged that there were gross irregularities in the PG medical counselling process conducted by DMET and PG Counselling Committee.
The association stated that there are three seats to be filled up in the Department of Skin and VD but four students have been allotted these three seats. Similarly, 19 seats have been allotted although there are 20 PG seats in Department of Medicine. Against five PG seats in Department of TB and Respiratory Disease, only four students have been allotted.
The association said, the spot counselling process is violative of the interim order of High Court which had directed to share the seats on 50-50 basis between in-service and direct candidates as all the All India quota returned seats have been allotted to direct candidates.
The Health Department’s order stated that DMET must examine the matter in consultation with the Convenor of PG Medical Committee and take appropriate steps as per the existing norms.