Srinagar: Coming down closely on the Authorities Dental School (GDC), Srinagar over gross deficiency of scientific materials and infrastructure, the Dental Council of India (DCI) on Friday sought a compliance report from the authorities by tomorrow (Tuesday) failing which the council will ship “acceptable suggestions” to “the federal government of India for additional motion.
In a hard-hitting two web page letter despatched to the Principal GDC, Srinagar, the Council has requested the authorities to instantly fulfill the deficiencies and furnish the compliance report newest by October 5, 2021 to the council “positively”, for furtherance within the matter.
“No compliance report thereafter shall be entertained by DCI and acceptable suggestions of the primary spell can be despatched to the Authorities of India with none additional discover,” reads the communication, a duplicate of which lies with the Kashmir Observer.
The letter by DCI got here practically three weeks after the Council’s staff of inspectors comprising of Dr. R.Sridharan and Dr. Pankaj Datta carried out an inspection on September 13-14 to confirm the achievements of annual goal for renewal of Central Authorities Permission for admitting 4th batch of scholars in MDS course and for improve of seats within the specialty of Prosthodontics Crown and Bridge from 2 to three seats at Authorities Dental School and Hospital, Shireen Bagh, Srinagar for the tutorial 12 months 2022-2023.
The letter has additionally listed a variety of deficiencies, together with Dental Chairs, Articulator, Excessive Velocity Lathe, Acrylizer, Dewaxing Unit, Hydraulic Press, Mannequin Trimmer with Diamond Disc, Casting Machine, Milling Machine, Stereo Microscope, Magnifying Work Lamp, X-ray Machine with RVG, Educating Fashions, Implant Eradicating Devices and different scientific equipments.
Letter additional provides that the Casting Lab is non useful and most gear is broken whereas no consumable inventory was current. It additional notes that no sufferers have been seen throughout the inspection.
“The GDC has no availability of E-Library and the Division Library incorporates an inadequate title.” The letter notes.
Pertinently, the letter by DCI Assistant Secretary, Anil Kumar to the Principal GDC, Srinagar comes days after Kashmir Observer highlighted the problem in its weekly “Inkishaf” program titled, “Insufferable Toothache At Srinagar Dental School”.
The report had highlighted how GDC, Srinagar, was missing fundamental devices for the each day operation, together with the Orthopantomogram Machine (OPG) which supplies panoramic X-ray of the higher and decrease jaws, together with the enamel. GDC in a press assertion had denied lack of infrastructure and even claimed that the x-ray machines like OPG weren’t mandatory for GDC and Hospital.
In its letter, the DCI has additionally raised questions on the workers evaluation for publications of Prof (Dr) Shabir Ahmed Shah who has solely 35 factors in opposition to requirement of 40 factors, the letter notes.
“The Promotion letters of Dr. Umaid Iqbal and Dr. Nazia should not current.” The letter famous “Dr. Sandeep on go away.”
Addressing GDC, the DCI demanded an motion by the faculty in making certain that the raised points are acted upon urgently with none delay.
A duplicate of the letter has additionally been forwarded to the president of Dental Council of India
Speaking to Kashmir Observer, Monetary Commissioner (Addl Chief Secretary) Well being and Medical Training Division, Vivek Bharadwaj mentioned that he’ll take acceptable motion on this regard quickly.
“We’ll be reviewing this DCI letter and a correct motion might be taken,” he mentioned.