Patients cry for attention at Rajiv Gandhi Institute Medical Sciences

Patients cry for attention at Rajiv Gandhi Institute Medical Sciences
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Even after ten years of its establishment Rajiv Gandhi Institute Medical Sciences RIMS hospital at Srikakulam is yet to get enough facilities

Srikakulam: Even after ten years of its establishment Rajiv Gandhi Institute Medical Sciences (RIMS) hospital at Srikakulam is yet to get enough facilities. As a result, patients are unable to receive quality medical treatment and approaching private hospitals located in Srikakulam and often cases referred to King George Hospital (KGH), Visakhapatnam. RIMS hospital is attached to RIMS medical college and needs super specialty facilities.

However, the government yet to recruit enough teaching, non-teaching, medical and technical posts. Three professor, five associate professor and 10 assistant professor posts are lying vacant in the hospital. In total, 16 tutors, 1 lecturer and 1 epidemiologist posts are yet to be filled. 38 staff nurse posts are lying vacant.

As a result, quality medical services are not available round-the-clock at RIMS and often patients are approaching private hospitals in the city. 23 civil surgeon, civil assistant surgeon and dental surgeon posts are also lying vacant. In total 120 technical posts in laboratories, operation theatres and other wings across the RIMS are vacant.

By taking it as advantage, private hospitals are exploiting the patients by charging high amount of fee for consultancy and other services. “We have reported the vacancies position to the government and providing services with available facilities,” RIMS director A Krishna Veni told The Hans India.

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