Plea for probe into ‘graft’ in Pariyaram

Staff Reporter

College incurred Rs.160.5-crore loss: chairman

Specialty, super-specialty wings to be strengthened

24-hour service of doctors in casualty wing soon

KANNUR: The new governing body of the Kerala State Co-operative Hospital Complex and Centre for Advanced Medical Services (KSCHC & CAMS) has urged the government to conduct an inquiry into the alleged financial irregularities in Pariyaram Medical College during the past six years.

Society chairman T.K. Govindan said at a press conference here on Monday that the college had incurred a loss of Rs.160.5 crore during the term of the previous United Democratic Front-controlled governing body. The new governing body had plans to transform the medical college into a major healthcare institution in the region, he said.

He said that specialty and super-specialty wings of the hospital would be strengthened with reputed doctors.

The other plans included efforts to reduce liability of the college through financial discipline, 24-hour service of expert doctors in the casualty wing, strengthening of academic and hostel facilities in the college, development of the first ever medical amusement park in the country in the medical college, converting the existing medical museum in the college into a major museum of international standards, steps to start PG courses and other related courses in all departments of the college, enforcement of a transparent mechanism for purchase in the college, introduction of evening outpatient system in all specialty wings, among other things, he said.

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