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NEW DELHI: Medical colleges in India will soon have CCTV cameras installed. The National Medical Commission (NMC) has issued an advisory to all medical colleges for installing CCTV cameras in institute premises.
Prescribing places for camera installation, the medical commission has advised colleges to install a total of 25 CCTV cameras in the campus. As per the NMC advisory, the institutes have been directed to install a total of 5 cameras, the highest number, in outpatient departments (OPDs) and all 5 lecture theaters.
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It further asked the medical colleges to ensure that cameras installed in the OPDs cover the medicine OPD, surgical OPD, Gynaecological OPD, Pediatrics OPD, Ortho OPD.
Prescribed places for camera installation
Number of CCTV cameras to be installed
Main entrance of the hospital and college
Patient registration counter
OPDs (depending upon number of OPDs in the college); it should cover the medicine OPD, surgical OPD, Gynaecological OPD, Pediatrics OPD, Ortho OPD
Pre anesthesia area and recovery area in the operation theater complex
Faculty lounge and attendance marking area
All 5 lecture theaters
Anatomy dissection hall
Physiology lab/ Biochemistry UG labs
Patho and microbiology labs
Patient attendant waiting area
Emergency and casualty ward
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The NMC also suggested installing CCTV cameras with 4K resolution and “DVR with High Procession Power, with networking for remote accessibility and recommended with 16 channels”.
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