Assam: Lakhimpur Medical College Fined Rs 1 Crore for Severe Mismanagement by Indian Medical Council

Guwahati, 23rd May: The Indian Medical Council has imposed a fine of Rs 1 crore on Lakhimpur Medical College in Assam, citing severe mismanagement within the institution. In a strongly worded letter addressed to the principal, the Council enumerated several critical issues afflicting the college and warned of further actions if the institution fails to settle its pending dues and debts promptly.

The Council’s letter highlighted several alarming conditions at Lakhimpur Medical College, such as the lack of electricity during surgeries, insufficient staffing in many departments, and frequent absences of both the principal and departmental heads. These issues have raised serious concerns about the college’s ability to provide adequate medical education and care.

This fine is in line with the penalty structure introduced by the National Medical Commission (NMC) in 2023, which stipulates a Rs 1 crore penalty for medical colleges that fail to comply with course norms, statutory provisions, regulations, and minimum standards set by the apex medical education regulator.

The imposition of this fine serves as a stern reminder of the importance of adhering to regulatory standards and ensuring the proper management of medical educational institutions. The Council’s actions highlight the necessity of immediate corrective measures to address the deficiencies and uphold the quality of medical education and patient care at Lakhimpur Medical College.

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