Ranchi, Sept. 29: Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) will soon be able to admit 250 students for its MBBS course every year, instead of the present 90.
Chief secretary A.K. Singh, accompanied by health secretary D.K. Tiwari, visited RIMS today and held a meeting with the heads of different departments of the institute to gauge the requirements to convert the 90-seat medical college into a 250-seat one.
The meeting started at noon and continued till 3pm. RIMS director A.K. Mahto and superintendent M.K. Roy were also present.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Singh said: "I wanted to know from the heads of departments their requirement of manpower as well as equipment to cater to 250 students. I got some information and I hope that will serve the government's purpose," he said.
Roy said the chief secretary asked them to send all details in writing within a week.
The chief secretary also discussed several other problems relating to the institute at the meeting. The department heads made the chief secretary aware of the problems one by one.
"Issues like delay in salary payment, deteriorating law and order within the premises, non supply of essentials, the deplorable condition of the library, lack of space in the central laboratory, absence of nurses without prior information to unit head, non-availability of up to date equipment in different departments, lack of adequate number of classrooms, non-utilisation of central government funds were raised in the meeting," a doctor, who participated in the meeting, said. source-telegraphindia.com