Based in Dehradun in the state of Uttarakhand, Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical and Health Sciences has been successful in obtaining the approval of the Medical Council Of India (MCI) for 150 MBBS seats. The sources at the institute have confirmed that the MCI recently conducted an inspection in order to decide if the institution has enough facilities that are required for the approval for the MBBS course.

It is good to mention that MCI conducted an in-depth inspection of the infrastructure, the faculty members, and the facilities available at the Medical College and Hospital. After the inspection, MCI officials expressed their satisfaction with the condition of the medical college and finally gave recognition to 150 MBBS seats for the institution from the forthcoming academic session. Earlier, the authorities gave consent for one scholastic year and intimated the institution that “the Permission is granted for one year and for admitting only one batch of MBBS students against the increased capacity i.e. from 100 to 150 during the academic year 2019-20. The next batch of students in the MBBS course will be admitted to the college only after permission of the Board of Governors in supersession of the MCI for renewal/recognition.” Finally, the college has proved to be successful in securing the approval of the MCI.

Dr. Anil Kumar Mehta, the principal of the college informed the news reporters that the MCI has forwarded a letter mentioning its approval of 150 seats to the college. He said that the medical college has the approval to admit 150 MBBS and 94 PG students in different disciplines. He added that the institute is working well to cooperate with the Uttarakhand Government in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic in the state. MCI already sent them the letter of approval recognizing the 150 seats to the college on the 24th of September, 2020.

While authenticating that Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical and Health Sciences is extending its services to help the state to fight against the pandemic, the principal further told the press that this acknowledgment will straightforwardly promote the state and people of Uttarakhand. The state will be able to get 150 news doctors every year, bettering the doctor-population ratio and thus, will assure better health facilities for the people.

The associated Shri Mahant Indiresh hospital is a 1500 bedded multi-specialty and super specialty hospital situated in the heart of Dehradun, the capital city of the state, nearly 2 km from both the railway station & bus terminal. The Hospital treats nearly 3000 patients on an everyday basis under the supervision & humane touch of medical professionals. The staff of the hospital includes about 400+ doctors and 800+ paramedics.