Raipur: Health and Family Welfare Minister TS Singh Deo chaired a meeting of the Board of Directors of Chandulal Chandrakar Memorial Hospital and Medical College at his residence office here on Sunday.
This was the first meeting after the acquisition of Chandulal Chandrakar Hospital and College by the state government. In the meeting, the minister inquired about the present arrangement of the hospital and college and instructed to expedite the process of operation. Besides, it was agreed to start the process of taking permission for the continuation of 150 students studying in the medical college and starting PG courses in all the subjects.
In the meeting, instructions were given to conduct all necessary procedures for the medical college at par with other medical colleges of the government. Health Minister also inquired about the infrastructure development and construction of the hospital and college. Initially, he instructed to make elaborate arrangements in the hospital including cleaning and repair work, removal of medical equipment as per the requirement.
Discussions were held in the meeting regarding recruitment of doctors, teachers and other staff in the hospital and medical college.
Officials said that the state government has given approval for the recruitment of 616 and 425 posts for hospital and college.
Health Minister said that according to the budget arrangement, temporary arrangements should be made for essential services till regular appointments are made, so that there is no disruption in the operation of hospitals and colleges.
Discussion was also held regarding starting OPD service in the hospital. He said that the job of the government is to provide better medical facilities to the people. After the start of OPD service, free services should be provided as per the provisions of other government hospitals.
In the meeting, Durg district collector Dr Sarveshwar Narendra Bhure, Medical Education Director Dr Vishnu Dutt, CMHO Dr. Gambhir Singh Thakur along with other officials were present.