Many PG medical seats go vacant in premier medical colleges
It has come to light that many post graduate medical seats go vacant in the two medical colleges attached to the Safdarjung Hospital and Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital every year. In reply to an application file dunder the RTI Act, it was informed that 32 post-graduate medical seats in specialised disciplines remained vacant last year while the number is 36 this year. These hospitals come under the Ministry of Health. However, the Vardhman Mahavir Medical College at Safdarjung Hospital and the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research at RML Hospital are affiliated to the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU). Together, they offer 252 PG seats - 126 PG seats in various disciplines under the state quota, and another 126 under the all India quota.
With hundreds of medical graduates vying for a PG seat, letting so many precious PG medical seats go waste is beyond reason. It is attributed to absence of bar on transfer of seats if a student has already blocked a seat for an academic year. If a student who take seats for Delhi counselling appears for the All India counselling and gets a better discipline, the original seats go waste.
It calls for measures for adopting a better methodology and use of technology for counselling.