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Governor slams health officials over RIMS

14 September 2009:RANCHI: Governor K Sankaranarayanan came down heavily on senior officials of the health department and Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS)
following a surprise visit at RIMS on Monday.

The dysfunctional catharisation (cath) lab, where a heart patient is examined, annoyed the Governor the most. The cath lab at RIMS was inaugurated last year but it stopped functioning after a couple of months due to a technical fault. And, after it was repaired, there was no expert to operate it. State-of-the-art equipment, worth Rs 3.30 crore and imported from Germany, was installed in the cath lab last September.

A source at the review meeting said the Governor was upset over non-utilization of the equipment for the past several months. "He directed the health secretary and RIMS officials to immediately appoint competent people, who could operate the equipment," he said.

The hospital neither has a doctor nor a technician who is well versed in handling the equipment. Naturally, poor patients are now forced to visit private hospitals.

"Almost 80% of those who visit RIMS cannot afford treatment at private hospitals. I would like to see that the facilities at the hospital improve at the earliest so that no one has to return without treatment or lack of facilities," said an RIMS official, quoting the Governor.

Post-inspection, Sankaranarayanan said the hospital was not up to the mark. "There is need for improvement and I have asked the concerned officials to take up the matter seriously," he told reporters, adding that all the vacant posts would be filled up at the earliest.

The governor also met patients at the isolation ward where victims bitten by hyena were kept under observation and promised them all possible help from the government. Source:The Times of India

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