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Ranchi, Aug. 18: The “May I Help You” desk and enquiry counters of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) needs to be strengthened as people from rural areas hardly understand the information given to them by the staff at the counters.



A short stay with the attendants coming with their patients from different parts of the state revealed the fact this morning. It was noticed that people from rural areas keep on wandering in different parts of the hospital even after taking help from the staff of these counters.



“A staff at an enquiry counter asked me to deposit the slip at a counter 10 steps away from the registration counter towards administrative building. But despite walking more than 10 steps in different directions, I am unable to locate the specified counter,” a patient’s attendant from Ramgarh, Mahadeo Oroan, told The Telegraph while searching the ultrasonography centre of the RIMS.



Similar was the reaction of the attendant of another patient from Hazaribagh. “It took me 15 minutes to search the place where a blood sample can be deposited for culture. Though I asked the staff of the counter, he could not explain me properly,” the attendant said.



Staff at the enquiry counters admitted the problem saying that it was difficult for them to explain everything to every one in limited time.



One of the employees said people from different educational and social backgrounds come with their varieties of queries.



“At times it is difficult for me to answer their queries. For, they start asking me about the whereabouts of the doctors, whom they only know by face,” the staff said, adding that there were only two employees to take care of thousands of attendants coming from different parts of the state.



Admitting the problem, RIMS superintendent I.B. Prasad said that steps were being taken to improve the system.



“We will soon computerise the entire system to enable every staff of the RIMS to help patients and their attendants properly. Once the system starts functioning, people will be able to take help from any corner of the RIMS round the clock,” he said.



The enquiry counters have been established to make people aware of location of different centres and wards available at the institute. Other purposes of the counters are to guide people in searching the pathological centres and help them avail the facilities available at the super speciality centre in making. More than 200 people visit the counters every day to collect information.



RIMS, being a tertiary centre, invites referral cases in which patients are in serious condition. Every minute is crucial for such patients.
Source:http://www.telegraphindia.com

Ragging By Students of RIMS Ranchi during councelling of JECEB 2008

25th July 2008: It was the Councelling day of JCECEB for Medical Seats in Jharkhand and was taking place in Ranchi. It was a day of Great happiness for the senior students of RIMS (Rajendra Institute of Medical science), Ranchi. They were happy to show that they are seniors and the freshers will have to know some of the rules when they will be joining the Institute. In this group 2006 batch was taking the lead and very few were from 2007 batch. 2007 batch students were severely ragged by the the senior 2006 last year.



While the councelling was taking place , students were being called by the senior student and taken to lonely places and were being asked very absurd and idiotic questions to irritate the fresh students.They were taught rules what to do and not to do in the campus while ragging period.




Some of the rules were:




Don't make eye contact with seniors
Learn the name of all the senoirs and recognise them.
They will have to wear the dress as told by the seniors (all white with green socks and black shoes and green tie)
All the seniors must be called BOSS and Bend 90 degree forward to salute them
Source: http://raggingininstitutes.blogspot.com

Ragging in RIMS Ranchi During Admission of MBBS 2008 batch

It is a matter of great shame that all the states of India is taking serious action to Curb ragging but jharkhand is a state where there is no such action. As per the directive there should be a committee in each of the Institute to take care of the freshers but there no such committee in RIMS, Ranchi.


In this Institute ragging starts from the day of Admission(12th august 2008). On this day all the seniors ragged the freshers in front of the professors. This time 2007 batch the immediate seniors was forced by 2006 batch to ragg the freshers even if 2007 batch was not interested. They distributed the sweets to the freshers alongwith a sealed envelop.This envelop was having the list of clothes the freshers will have to wear when the class will start up to four months, normally called ragging period.


The students were being ragged in front of parents and professors neither parents raised the voice nor professors. When asked to parents they told that if he'll raise voice , their ward will suffer.


When asked to 2006 batch why ragging is taking place , they told that it is their tradition and no one can stop this neither the Director not the Police. If they will try to stop, they will shut down the hospital.

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.
Source:http://www.telegraphindia.com

Rat race wreaks havoc on RIMS - Pests feed on pills, gulp saline when thirsty

Ranchi, July 7: Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) is under siege. Rats have taken control of the state’s premier health institute this monsoon.


Sending a chill down the spines of patients admitted to the hospital, rats — big and small — are running riot across wards. Worse, they have taken over the medical store, gulping saline water to quench their thirst and in the process ruining medicines worth thousands of rupees.


An employee of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, an autonomous body established under an Act of the Jharkhand Assembly, said: “The rats enter the medicine store and drink saline water. They also damage medicines and medical documents.”


They use pipelines connected with the bathrooms at different floors of the institute to move around freely. The frequency of rat visits to wards has increased ever since their burroughs were waterlogged due to the onset of monsoons.


Doctors and nurses say they see rats of all sizes round the clock during their rounds of the institute. The sister in charge of the surgery ward complained that rats slipped into the broken cupboard and ate into packets of medicines and saline pouches.


They also tore apart some pillow covers and bedsheets. “Its becoming extremely difficult to save medicines from them,” she said.


Patients are equally disturbed. “They (rats) take away all the things I keep on the floor. They have fled with my soaps, breads and spoons,” said a relative of a patient admitted to the neuro-surgery ward.


Nasim-ul-Haq, a Palamau-based patient undergoing treatment at the tuberculosis and chest unit of the medical college hospital, said he noticed rats as big as rabbits.


“I never expected presence of such huge rats in a medical institute. I was frightened to see a huge one running under my bed two days ago,” the tuberculosis patient added.


Admitting the problem, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences superintendent I.B. Prasad said steps were being taken to arrest the rat menace.


“Rats have come in after their holes got flooded with rain water. We are taking steps to kill them using medicines. The problem will be sorted out soon,” he promised.


Prasad also said that the institute had floated a tender for installing an electronic machine meant for keeping rats away.


“The machine will be bought as soon as the tender is finalised,” he said.


REALITY BITES


SUNDAY SHOCK


Over 12 packets of saline water found bitten by rats



Shortage of saline causes problems for poor patients in surgery ward


MONDAY MEMO


An employee at burns ward shows the destroyed packets of saline to officials



Requests authorities to make arrangements to kill the rats
Source:http://www.telegraphindia.com

RIMS prescribes eviction for govt over-stayers

Ranchi, July 3: What does a hospital do when a senior police official, a director of a private security agency and two government employees hold on to accommodation meant for doctors? If it is the state-run Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), it takes four years to diagnose the problem before initiating action to evict the “illegal” occupants.


RIMS deputy director and head of microbiology department L.B. Pandey, who is the competent authority in such matters, admitted the hospital had written to the government departments concerned and the police. But it’s obvious though that the hospital was doing so with some degree of trepidation.


“Most of the occupants were government servants and we haven’t received any complaints of misbehaviour against them from local residents,” clarified Pandey.


The over-stayers at the centre of a brewing controversy were Pithoria police station officer-in-charge Neeraj Pathak, director of G. Alert security agency (a private concern) Rajeev Ranjan, procurement officer of Jharkhand AIDS Control Society B.N. Pandey and deputy director (health services) Anjali Das.


RIMS sources said while Pathak occupied doctor’s quarters bearing number 70, Ranjan, Pandey and Das were staying at quarters no 38, 46 and 63 respectively.


Though the RIMS management claimed it had sent notices to the illegal occupants directing them to vacate the quarters, most of them vehemently rejected the “illegal occupant” tag, claiming they had been “allowed” to stay there either by the RIMS management or by a government department.


Police officer Pathak’s case seemed to be the strongest. RIMS sources agreed he was allowed to stay there when he was officer-in-charge of the Bariatu police station that’s been operating out of the hospital guesthouse on campus since the last 15 years.


“Former director of RIMS J. Prasad had allowed me to stay in the doctor’s quarters. I do not take a house rent of Rs 1,500 per month payable to me by government in lieu of the quarters. We also pay maintenance charges of Rs 180 per month,” he clarified.


“In that case, how can I be termed an ‘illegal occupant’?”


But RIMS’s contention, according to sources, was that he had been allowed to stay there as officer-in-charge of the Bariatu police station. But he stayed on even after being transferred as officer-in-charge of Pithoria police station.


Pathak didn’t buy the argument. “There is no illegal occupation on RIMS campus as those who are staying there were allowed to so by the former director or the state government’s building construction department,” he said.


Nevertheless, the deputy director seemed satisfied with their efforts to get the four of 70 staff quarters vacated. “We have written letters to the bosses of the government employees who have occupied the RIMS quarters,” he said.


“The police department has responded positively. Recently we received a letter from the senior police superintendent’s office informing us about the steps it had taken to have the quarters occupied by its officer vacated soon,” Pandey added.


On about the involvement of the building construction department in allotting quarters, he said it had no right do so. “The building construction department is authorised to maintain the RIMS quarters but not to allot any,” he added.


Building construction department special secretary A.P.Choudhary agreed with L.B. Pandey. “We do not allot RIMS quarters,” he said.
Source:http://www.telegraphindia.com

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Ailing prisoners dumped to die at RIMS

Ranchi, Aug. 1: Do prisoners deserve to be left to die in a room of a government medical institute when they are ill? It seems true in the case of a 78-year-old prisoner who died today.


And he is not alone. Nurses and constables told The Telegraph that jail authorities “dump” prisoners at the medical institute once they are severely ill.


Shadeo Mahto, one of the seven prisoners undergoing treatment at the Ranchi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) died due to lack of proper care today. Another prisoner Patrick Kujur (48) is on the verge of dying.


Mahto, who was a murder convict serving a life-term and was referred to RIMS from the Dumka Jail on July 27, after jail authorities found him suffering from acute weakness and breathlessness. While Kujur, a convict in a forgery case, was referred to RIMS from the Lohardaga jail. The jail doctor admitted him when he realised it would be difficult to save the prisoner, who was suffering from acute breathlessness.


Kujur was first admitted to the prisoner’s ward on the ground floor of RIMS. When his condition deteriorated due to lack of proper care, he was shifted to the intensive critical care unit (ICCU) on the first floor of RIMS yesterday. He is now undergoing treatment in bed no. 10 of the institute but there is no one to take proper care of him.


Nurses admitted that the jail administration does not depute any staff to attend on ailing prisoners and leaves them on the mercy of the para medical staff at RIMS. Nurses said there are a limited para medical staff and it was difficult to do justice to all the patients.


If a patient, a nurse said, requires extra medicine, he is not administered the same due to inadequate money and manpower. A constable said that police officials are not expected to leave the hospital due to security reasons and are thus helpless in an emergency situation.


In fact, the prisoner ward at RIMS has become an ideal place where the jail administration dumps ailing prisoners and leaves them to die, a nurse pointed out.


RIMS director, N.N. Agarwal, also supported the fact and said the jail administration forgets about their prisoner once they are admitted to RIMS. “When a patient from a jail comes to our institute it becomes our responsibility to take care of them, which we do with the means available with us,” he said.


IG (prison), Sunil Kumar Burnwal, however, said the jail administration provides all help to the prisoners admitted at RIMS. “We are their (prisoners) guardian till they are in our custody,” he said adding that the jail superintendents make arrangements for extra medicine and other help a prisoner may need at RIMS.


But, a constable deputed on security duty said it was difficult to inform the jail administration about patients at RIMS in times of emergency. Sometimes the police spend money from their own pockets to purchase extra medicine on humanitarian grounds.


The constable said that the living condition of the prisoners’ ward was not up to the mark and they were not even given mosquito nets.
Source:http://www.telegraphindia.com/

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