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KGMU umbrella over all medical colleges soon

MEDICAL COLLEGES in the state will soon come under one roof, the King George?s Medical University. The government is planning to amend the Act and bring an ordinance to make KGMU a conducting authority for all state medical colleges.

india Updated: May 09, 2006 01:05 IST

MEDICAL COLLEGES in the state will soon come under one roof, the King George’s Medical University. The government is planning to amend the Act and bring an ordinance to make KGMU a conducting authority for all state medical colleges.

Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav announced this today at the function held on the campus to inaugurate RP Shahi Renal Transplant OT of the urology department, new hostel building, new Emergency of medicine and paediatric departments at the Trauma Centre and launch of the second phase of infrastructure development at Trauma Centre.

The CM also announced that recommendations of the Nityanand Committee to revise the salary structure of faculty members would also be considered by the government for implementation. The committee’s recommendations aim to check private practice and brain drain from the country.

He announced Rs 13 crore for installation of a high energy linear accelerator for cancer patients coming to KGMU.

All these announcements were made by the CM after the outgoing VC, Prof Mahendra Bhandari, in his address, placed these demands before him.Earlier, while inaugurating the new OT complex, the CM praised the KGMU doctors for their efforts in the field of urology. He said that facilities that were available at KGMU were world class but they needed to be popularised so that more and more people could take advantage of them.

“I am trying to make Safai a model where all modern facilities will be available for the people in the rural area. Also, the government is planning to open four new medical colleges in the state” the chief minister said.The CM called upon the doctors to create an environment so that fresh graduate may not rush to foreign countries in search of good remuneration and facilities.

“We should try and bring about a situation in which people admitted even to SGPGI and Balrampur hospital should demand services at KGMU. But it needs great effort on all fronts. Health and education remain top priority for the government and I will never let paucity of funds hamper any effort,” the CM said.

Doctors, he said never retired as they worked through will power. A person may retire at the age of 40 while another would move on even at the age of 60, he said, citing the example of Jyoti Basu who had been active since long.

The chief minister also released books written by head of the department of urology Dr Diwakar Dalela and Dr AK Tripathi of the department of medicine on common prostate problems and on the history of the KGMU.