RIMS to start PG Course from 2011
I.M. Vittal Murthy, Secretary, Department of Health, said on Tuesday that the Government has proposed to start a postgraduate course in medical education at the Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) from the next academic year.
After inspecting the ongoing construction of a 1,050-bed super-specialty hospital within the premises of the RIMS, he told that presently about 11 departments were fully functional at the RIMS, which would facilitate the postgraduate course with a provision for 22 seats.
In all, about 900 beds will be available by the next academic year, enabling the RIMS to start the postgraduate courses.
Mr. Vittal Murthy said that the Government had already submitted its proposal to the Board of Governors of the Medical Council of India (MCI) seeking permission to start postgraduate courses from the next academic year.
The civil hospital has 300 beds and it will be shifted to the premises of the RIMS by January next when the first phase work on the super-specialty hospital will be completed.
He said that the Government had so far spent about 33 crore for the first phase of the four-storeyed complex of the 550-bed super-speciality hospital.
Administrative approval was yet to be obtained from the Government for construction of the fifth and sixth storeys of the second phase 500-bed complex.
When asked about the alleged irregularities in the recruitment of group C and D workers at the RIMS, Mr. Murthy said that his department had proposed to institute an inquiry into alleged irregularities in the recruitment process in all the ten government medical colleges in the State.
Ramaiah, principal and director of the RIMS, and T.M. Nataraj, district surgeon, were present.