Kidwai seeks 80 doctors, 200 nurses

Kidwai seeks 80 doctors, 200 nurses

Kidwai seeks 80 doctors, 200 nurses
A proposal has been sent to the government to recruit additional staff to attend to the increasing number of patients at the Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology. According to the Director Dr K B Lingegowda, they have sought the appointment of at least 80 doctors and 200 nurses.

“There has been an increase in the number of patients and to meet the demands, we need more staff. Thus, a proposal has been sent,” he said addressing a press conference in the City on Monday, ahead of the President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit on December 23.

Speaking of several contributions that have been made to the institute, Dr Lingegowda said Cippani and Dhaga companies have donated Rs 12 crore for the construction of a 400-bed building on the campus. Besides this, writer Sudha Murty has also contributed funds for a 171-bed Dharamshala. The Institute had received Rs 90 crore from the Centre and Rs 30 crore from the State. Having initiated several developmental works with the same, the director said they would submit a memorandum to the president when he arrives here to confer the institute the status of a national cancer institute.

In an attempt to bring down the morbidity and mortality rates, radiotherapy equipments have also been purchased. These include four linear accelerators and two CT Stimulators. The president, will also lay the foundation stone for a new building to come up on the institute premises.

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