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RIMS campus to get helipad soon

Ranchi, Aug. 5: The governing body of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) today approved the proposal of constructing a helipad on the RIMS premises.

“The helipad will be constructed in the open ground and would help in carrying patient to and from the hospital in case of emergency,” said RIMS director N.N. Agarwal.

Agarwal said that the proposal was pending since the establishment of trauma centre in the institute to properly use the up-to-date facility available at RIMS to save the lives of people.

“The helipad will be linked with trauma centre and used at the time of emergency,” Agarwal said.

He, however, did not say anything about the deadline for its construction.

The governing body has also approved the appointment of 66 teachers selected held a few days back, he said.

Health secretary Pradeep Kumar said that the governing body decided to establish super speciality department in the institute. “After the assessment of requirement, procedure for creation of post would be initiated,” Kumar said.

Sources said that the governing body also decided to regularise the services of the people working on technical posts on contract basis for a long time.

“The governing body in the light of the guideline of Medical Council of India decided not to keep staffs on contract basis and regularise the services of those who are working for a long time,” sources close to health minister Bhanu Pratap Sahi said.

The sources said that the institute would not appoint any consultant as decided earlier in the light of establishment of super speciality department.

RIMS provides free medical service and medicines to the poor patients. Developments in the field of surgery is evolving and taking the form of minimal access cosmetically sound (MACS) surgery.

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