Four medical officers, six staff nurses, six nurses and one dozen other employees are required in Biju Patnaik homoeopathic medical college and hospital.
Berhampur: Biju Patnaik Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital is all set to celebrate its golden jubilee this year. Nevertheless, it engages in severe infrastructure and lack of manpower.
The 25-bed indoor hospital, which was built almost three years ago, is not yet functional. The hospital needs four medical officers, six staff nurses, six attendants and a dozen other staff.
However, no one has been appointed so far, as a result of which the facility remains under lock and key.
In the Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS), there are fewer in the five-year degree course, because students shy away from enrolling in an institution where there is no other work to do in the hospital.
The current batch of 68 students is doing their internship at the City Hospital outside the college.
In homoeopathic colleges, there are only eight permanent education workers against the sanctioned strength of 35. Apart from this, 14 teachers are engaged on deputation or contract.
However, Principal Professor Bijayalakshmi Bisoi said that the institution’s infrastructure is being developed and soon a new hostel for girls will be on its premises.
Apart from this, other buildings are also being upgraded.
Professor Bisoi expressed hope that the issue of college will be resolved soon. He said that in the academic year 2016-17, no student can be recruited for BHMS courses because the institution has failed to meet the norms of Union Homeopathy Council.
However, admissions from 2018 were resumed.