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Odishatv Bureau

Cuttack: A four-member team of the Medical Council of India (MCI) on Friday visited the SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) here to review the existing infrastructure in the premier State-run hospital.

The visit by the MCI team assumes significance as MBBS seats at the SCB were increased from 150 to 250 in 2013. As per MCI guidelines, the team visited the hospital to take stock of the infrastructure and manpower required to retain the additional 100 seats, official sources said.

The officials, who are on a two-day visit to the hospital, inspected hostels, classrooms and the newly built academic block and other facilities at SCB.

The team also reviewed infrastructural facilities of various departments, including medicines, pulmonary medicine, neurology, cardiology and cancer unit. The officials discussed several issues with the Dean and Principal of the SCBMCH and later visited various other wards and departments at the hospital.

Later, two members of the team left for Jagatsinghpur to review infrastructure and facilities in the periphery hospitals today.

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