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Surprise Visit of Governor at RIMS

Ranchi, Sept. 14: The Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in the state capital today failed to pass the governor's surprise visit test.

K. Sankaranarayanan, who dropped into the hospital unannounced at 9.30am, was shocked by the dirt and squalor around him. Advisers G. Krishnan and Wilfred Lakra, principal secretary Suhdir Tripathi and health secretary Sukhdev Singh accompanied him. RIMS director N.N. Aggarwal was also present during the inspection.

Upset with the stinking emergency ward, Sankaranarayanan asked the RIMS management to construct night shelters for the relatives of patients. He was also appalled to see the dirty space on the ground floor of the institute that is provided to the patients' attendants to cook food.

The governor also directed the authorities to start its cardiac unit immediately to provide benefit of cath lab to poor and helpless patients, who flock into the hospital from all corners of the state.

Sankaranarayanan stayed in the hospital for about 40 minutes, during which he visited central emergency, outdoor unit, trauma centre and blood banks. He met hyena bite victims in the isolation ward of the institute and enquired about the facilities being provided to the patients.

He took the opportunity to stress on the importance of punctuality, urging the doctors to be present on time and called for further improvement of the services being provided by the hospital.

Meanwhile, a resident of Giridih, Birendra Kumar Gupta, submitted a written complaint to the governor, accusing RIMS doctors of not providing proper care to his pregnant sister-in-law.

Meanwhile, Sankaranarayanan met a delegation of Junior Doctors' Association of MGM Medical College and Hospital, Jamshedpur, at Project Bhavan secretariat. The delegation complained about lack of teachers and basic infrastructure in the institute.

He took serious note of the fact that there are only eight professors, 30 assistant professor, 47 tutors and 43 residents in the institute against the sanctioned strength of 117, 154, 50 and 97, respectively.

After lending a patient ear to their problems, the governor assured the doctors that necessary action would be taken soon. Source:The Telegraph India

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

Vacancy for faculty at RIMS, Ranchi

Applications are invited for the following posts in RIMS Ranchi in various departments :

College of Nursing

  • Professor cum Principal : 01 post, Pay Scale : Rs.9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs. 5400
  • Professor cum vice Principal : 01 post, Pay Scale : Rs.9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs. 5400
  • Associate Professor : 01 post, Pay Scale : Rs.9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs. 4200
  • Assistant Professor : 06 posts, Pay Scale : Rs.9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs.4200
  • Clinical Tutor : 14 posts, Pay Scale : Rs.9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs. 4200
  • Teacher : 05 posts, Pay Scale : Rs.9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs. 4200

School of Nursing

  • Principal : 01 post, Pay Scale : Rs.9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs. 5400
  • Vice Principal : 01 post, Pay Scale : Rs.9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs.4200
  • Senior Tutor : 03 posts, Pay Scale : Rs.9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs.4200
  • Tutor : 12 posts, Pay Scale : Rs.9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs. 4200

Hospital Services

  • Nursing Superintendent : 01 post, Pay Scale : Rs.9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs.4200
  • Dy. Nursing Superintendent : 01 post, Pay Scale : Rs.9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs. 4200
  • Assistant Nursing Superintendent : 05 posts, Pay Scale : Rs.9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs.4200

Application Fee : DD of Rs.500/- (Rs.250/- for SC/ST candidates) in favour of The Director, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi.

How to Apply : Application should be sent to The Director, RIMS, Bariatu, Ranchi - 834009 on or before 12/09/2009 by Speed post/ Registered post only.

MGM Medical College and Hospital - initiated action to curb ragging

Jamshedpur, Sept. 2: It will be a month-long separation between freshers and seniors at MGM Medical College and Hospital.

The decision has been enforced by the authorities to curb ragging this year.

The college that organised its induction programme for freshers yesterday, formally introducing seniors and juniors, has asked its seniors "to stay as far away from freshers" as possible. Though seniors have not been made to sign any forms, they have been asked to maintain distance for at least a month.

With the Supreme Court and the UGC placing the onus on educational institutions to prevent ragging on campuses, the medical college has made freshers sign an undertaking that they will not indulge in ragging. The first-year students were made to sign a form issued by the Union human resource development department during admission.

Though no case of ragging has been reported from the college, authorities said that signing of an undertaking was a precautionary measure. "We decided to take the initiative after the SC verdict. The process of signing the form was completed at the time of admission. It's applicable only to freshers. However, senior students were also instructed not to indulge in ragging," said A.N. Mishra, the principal. After signing the undertaking, with a declaration from parents, if any student is found to be involved in ragging, s/he will have to abide by the college's decisions.

"The issue (ragging) is big enough to ruin a life. Initially, we thought of an informal interaction, but at a meeting called by senior students yesterday, we decided to completely stay away," said a final-year student.Source:The Telegraph

Interview result of RIMS director

RANCHI: The Jharkhand High Court on Tuesday asked the state government to furnish the interview results for the post director of Rajendra Institute
of Medical Science (RIMS) in sealed cover and asked its director NN Agarwal to furnish documents pertaining to his qualification.

Hearing a PIL filed by one Asim Kumar Samanta, the division bench comprising Chief Justice Gyan Sudha Misra and Justice DK Sinha asked the state to furnish the results of the interview conducted on Friday last.

The court on Friday stayed the publication of results of interview till further order. Twelve candidates have applied for the post of director of RIMS including incumbent director NN Agarwal and interviews were taken by the screening committee headed by development commissioner Sushil Kumar Chaudhary on Friday itself.

The petitioner has sought the court's directive to the state government to remove Agarwal from the post of director and not to re-appoint him as he did not have the requisite qualifications as mandated by the regulation of Medical Council of India (MCI).

The petitioner has submitted that as per the MCI guidelines, a candidate for the post of the director or dean or principal must possess a post graduate medical qualification from a recognized institution with a minimum of 10 years of teaching experience including five years of professorship.

Samanta has said in his petition that Agarwal has not served even for five years as a professor in any of the department of a medical college recognized by MCI and former health secretary in a letter on March 4, 2009 has sought action against him for financial irregularities.

Appearing for the state counsel, A Alam argued that Agarwal has necessary qualifications meant for the post of director of the medical institute, which are mentioned in his bio-data submitted at the court and the screening committee.

Counsel for petitioner Kalyan Roy contended that although Agarwal has submitted his bio-data but he has not submitted any relevant documents pertaining to his qualification mentioned in it.

The court observed that if Agarwal has been selected in the interview, then the court would examine the facts pertaining to his qualification but if he is not selected then the case could be nullified.

The court then adjourned the hearing of the case for September 3 asking the state to furnish the interview results and asked the RIMS director NN Agarwal to furnish the documents clarifying the details given in the bio-data. Source: The Times of India

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