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Thursday , February 28 , 2013
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RIMS gets into speciality mode
Four new departments mooted

The governing body of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) on Wednesday decided to start four super speciality departments in the heal hub at a meeting chaired by governorís adviser K. Vijay Kumar.

The departments proposed were gastroenterology, nephrology, paediatrics and endocrinology, said RIMS director Tulsi Mahto.

Other decisions taken during the meeting included creation of 300 posts according to guidelines set by Medical Council of India and Nursing Council of India, besides payment of non-practising allowance to doctors.

During the meeting, doctors, nurses and employees turned up to communicate their grievances before Vijay Kumar.

The doctors were divided into two groups. One group of 125 comprised those who were appointed by the state government but were absorbed by RIMS once it came into existence as an autonomous body in 2002.

The other group of 125 doctors comprised those appointed by the RIMS governing body. Under the umbrella of RIMS Government Teachers Association, the first group demanded their status as government doctors till retirement and non-imposition of service conditions of RIMS. They also sought dynamic assured career promotions.

The second group, under the banner of RIMS Employed Doctors and Teachers Association, sought immediate implementation of RIMS regulations, without which those appointed by RIMS cannot avail facilities doctors of other autonomous institutions get.

More than 350 nurses belonging to Trained Nurses Association sought regularisation of services.

Around 200 other employees, under Rajendra Ayurvigyan Sansthan Karmachari Sangh, demanded due promotion, free health services, service on compassionate grounds and immediate recruitment in vacant posts.