The Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) is looking at other options to relocate its campus as the proposed land in Ramanagaram is mired in controversy.
Dr K S Sriprakash, Vice- Chancellor of RGUHS told reporters on Friday, “The case filed by the farmers of Ramanagaram is pending in the Supreme Court which has delayed land acquisition. The varsity is exploring other options to relocate the campus to Ramanagaram. The farmers are willing to give up the land but are demanding higher compensation. As the case is taking a long time, the varsity has requested the government to look at other options.”
The Vice-Chancellor said the farmers are demanding compensation according to the 2011 guidelines. The government had earlier agreed to compensate the farmers as per the 2007 guidelines which the farmers have not agreed to.
Sriprakash also said Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences has completed the inspection of proposed government medical colleges for the Medical Council of India’s consent and subsequent approval.
The VC agreed that the present budgetary allocation of Rs 5 crore for each medical college was insufficient and said that at least Rs 35 crore was essential for a medical college initially.
Regarding the task force to monitor nursing colleges, the VC said a Director for Nursing has been appointed to monitor the institutions which have mushroomed in the city.
“Various parameters have been formulated to ensure the quality of nursing colleges is maintained. Based on the results of the inspection, the director can take suo motu action against the erring nursing institutions,” he said.