The Department of Medical Education has decided to upgrade the Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS) hospital at a cost of Rs. 45 crore, Principal Secretary, Medical Education, Prabhakar has said.

The 200-bed hospital lacks basic infrastructure, and is facing shortage of staff.

He was speaking to presspersons here on Tuesday after holding a meeting with senior officials .

Stating that the condition of MIMS hospital was pathetic, he stressed the need to install equipment for dialysis and other purposes.

“We will take steps to clear encroachments on MIMS land by slum-dwellers and vendors shortly.

“I will discuss the issue with Deputy Commissioner B.N. Krishnaiah,” Mr. Prabhakar added.