A three-member committee at Sir JJ Hospital has found the allegations made by resident doctors against the top faculty in the Ophthalmology Department to be true. The committee discovered irregularities in academic sessions and training, violating guidelines set by the National Medical Commission (NMC). The dean has formed a new committee to address these issues and streamline the department’s academic work.
The resident doctors lodged a complaint letter on May 25th, accusing Dr. T P Lahane (ex-dean and ex-DMER director) and Dr. Ragini Parekh (Head of the Department) of running the department dictatorially and neglecting surgical and academic opportunities. The committee’s investigation confirmed the residents’ claims, highlighting a lack of units, operative work, and proper academic sessions. The hospital failed to meet the NMC’s requirement of having two units.
To rectify the situation, the dean will establish a unit for faculty and resident doctors, forming another committee by Wednesday. This step aims to address the issues raised by the residents and ensure compliance with NMC guidelines.