Fund deficiency hits RIMS

Fund-starved: The Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences building under construction. DH photo

Construction of a six-storey building for RIMS, which began three years ago, had stopped at the fourth floor due to paucity of funds.

The Government has released only Rs 48 crore so far, for the construction of four floors and another Rs 34 crore is required to complete the project. But for the past two years, the Government has not considered RIMS’ request for funds. The cost of construction too escalated during the period. 

A proposal was submitted when C M Udasi was the district in-charge and PWD minister. The institute repeated the request during the visit of Health Minister B Sriramulu, who is now the district in-charge minister.

The building, in its present state, can house only the administration office and a few departments. Important sections such as CT scanning and emergency ward have been planned in the fifth and sixth floors. 

Also, the four-storey structure does not have all the facilties yet.

“If all the six floors are built, it will require an elevator. The Government has promised to release the grant,” RIMS director Ramaiah told Deccan Herald.

The MCI team, which observed the tardy progress in the construction work, directed RIMS during its recent visit to complete the work at the earliest.

It also directed the college to equip itself with facilities such as CT scanning room and elevator.

RIMS sources said MCI had denied permission for admission of 100 students for the same reason.

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