At last, State govt agrees to take over Kanchi Hospital
SVIMS director refutes allegations of Kanchi Foundation Tirupati : At last the State Government has come forward with clear decision to take over the...
SVIMS director refutes allegations of Kanchi Foundation
Tirupati : At last the State Government has come forward with clear decision to take over the proposed Sri Padmavathi Medical College, which is being constructed near Airport in Renigunta. Dr. B. Vengamma, director, SVIMS, described the attributions of motives to the TTD's Executive Officer and her by the executive secretary of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam and SVIMS Health Medical Education and Research Foundation was highly regrettable. "They are baseless and incorrect," she added.
In a press release, Dr. Vengamma stated that "Since the Foundation has failed to start the Padmavathi Medical College under public-private-partnership mode as agreed in the MoU the government will take steps to operationalise this college in a manner that will be in accordance with public interest. Therefore the interests of the state are well protected and medical education in the state will be strengthened,"
She also alleged that five trustees who belong to a single family were inducted into the Trust, besides N. Rama Sarma, Trustee and executive secretary without any intimation to the ex-officio trustees. The new trustees kept the ex-officio trustees in the dark about their activities with regard to the starting of Sri Padmavathi Medical College. They deviated from the conditions of the MoU and are requesting the government to permit them to run the college purely under private management, she added.
She pointed out that according to the MoU, signed by both parties on August 11, 2010, the Foundation to have four ex-officio trustees from the government � Executive Officer of TTD, chairman of TTD, District Collector and Director of SVIMS � and eight members to be nominated by patron of the Trust, i.e., Sri Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. This MoU was signed between Kanchi Peetam and SVIMS represented by executive trustee of Peetham N Rama Sarma and Dr. VSR Anjaneyulu, Registrar of SVIMS, she pointed out.
As per the MoU, the State Government has allotted 60 acres of land to the Foundation through a special GO (No. 1029/14.8.2008) free of cost and categorically stressed about the role of EO of TTD and Director of SVIMS in functioning of college in that GO, she said.
Likewise the EO of TTD and Director of SVIMS would represent the government in the management of the college, but the Foundation kept both these in dark and requested the government through public advertisement to run the college purely under private management, which is against the norms of the MoU, she said. It is clear now that the State Government will take steps to run this college through the EO and the Director rather than to hand it over to the private management.