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RANCHI: Health minister Hemlal Murmu convened a meeting of senior officials of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, public works department and others related to the construction of super-speciality centres on the RIMS campus on Tuesday.

Murmu also visited the construction site and directed the officials to speed up the work. Construction of four super-speciality centres at the RIMS was started in 2004 by then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee but the facility is yet to come up.

Talking to TOI, RIMS director Tulsi Mahato said, "We have given a deadline for completion of the work by March 2012, but it seems that it may take a couple of months more," he said.

The RIMS has initiated the process of appointment of medical experts for the upcoming super-speciality centres. "Once the building is complete, we will start installing machinery and equipment and ensure that all the departments become functional," said Mahato.

The super-speciality facilities include oncology, nephrology-cum-urology and cardiology centres.

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