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Srikakulam: Minister for Medical Education and Health Kondru Murali Mohan inaugurated the hostel for house surgeons and an auditorium at the local...

hos2Srikakulam: Minister for Medical Education and Health Kondru Murali Mohan inaugurated the hostel for house surgeons and an auditorium at the local Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) government medical college, here on Friday.

Minister for Roads and Buildings Dharmana Prasad Rao and Minister of State for IT and Communications Dr Killi Krupa Rani were also present. Medical College director Jayaraj and a team of doctors explained to the ministers the services provided.

Later, they opened a new counter to issue proof certificates to the differently-abled persons at the hospital attached to the medical college. Addressing a meeting at the auditorium, Kondru Murali said that a sum of Rs 119 crores was spent on the development of the hospital. As a lot of delay is taking place in the construction, the works were pending and it is being proposed to employ a new contractor, he said.

If the medical college is to be upgraded into a PG centre, the number of people undergoing treatment in the hospital should increase, he observed. The government has spent Rs 6,500 crore for medical education and health, he said. Under Arogyasri Rs 70 crore was spent.

Efforts are being made to set up medical colleges in Nellore and Nizamabaed, this year. There are 6,500 medical seats in the State and efforts are being made to increase them by an additional 2,000. Also, in the district, 400 more seats would be added to the already existing 500 seats, he said.

He said that steps should be taken to recall locals who are working in Visakhapatnam on work orders. The bed strength in the RIMS has been increased from 500 to 750, he said.

Earlier, Superintendent of the medical college explained to the ministers about the problems faced by the hospital. Stating that everyday 1000 patients are undergoing treatment in the hospital, he said that posts of nine professors and associate professors were vacant. Superspeciality medical camps were being conducted, he said.

Proposals should be made to begin PG course, he suggested. Only seven buildings out of the 13 sanctioned are in various stages of construction and urged for early completion.A Dr Killi Krupa Rani stated that doctors should serve the patients with a service motto. If a patient is welcomed with a smile, half the disease will be cured, she said. She further said that discussions were held regarding the increase in kidney problems in the State as well as in the district with the Chief Minister and the Prime Minister, she stated.

Ever since the dialysis machine was installed at RIMs, the facility was used fr the benefit of 25,500 patients. Every month dialysis is being conducted on 600 patients, she said.

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