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RANCHI: A budget of Rs 90 crore was approved for the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) on Friday for the coming five financial years including 2012-13.

"We have approved the budget for the coming five financial years till 2017 of which the budget allotted for this financial year 2012-13 is Rs 15 crore. We discussed the projects under the plan head which include 16 items and a committee has also been set up to monitor this. Apart from this budgetary allocation, if the institute requires any other financial assistance we are ready to help them," said health minister Hemlal Murmu who was present at the meeting along with principal secretary K Vidyasagar.

The minister also said, "To run a dental college, the equipment required including dental chair will also be provided. We have sanctioned Rs 4.5 crore for the proper functioning of the dental colleges."

The matter of regularization of staff and nurses also came up in the general body meeting. "This issue requires the RIMS to be autonomous first for which guidelines are being prepared. Once it gets ready, only we can work on the regularization issue," said Murmu.

He said the regulation for the para-medical staff had not been made till now. It's in the final stage and expected to get the cabinet nod by the end of this month.

On the availability of generic medicines, the health minister directed RIMS director Tulsi Mahto to ensure the opening of shops. source-articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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