The development activities in Government Medical Colleges will be expedited, Health Minister V S Sivakumar said here on Saturday. He was speaking at a meeting of Medical College principals at the Directorate of Medical Education.
The Minister said that he had given necessary instructions for the timely completion of ongoing development projects.
The Central Government had sanctioned Rs 6 lakh each for beginning tertiary cancer centres at the Medical Colleges in Alappuzha and Kottayam. “Requests would be sent to the Central Government to start such centres in other Medical Colleges as well,” the Minister said.
The buildings that have been completed in Thrissur and Kottayam Medical Colleges would be made functional so that cardiology, cardio-thoracic, and gynaecology blocks would become fully functional.
The construction work for a connecting corridor at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College is progressing. The construction activities of the new casualty building would be completed by March 2013.
The Thiruvananthapuram Medical College would be made totally referral from January 1.
The training for doctors has been completed. Measures have been taken to make other Medical College Hospitals as referral, in a phased manner.
The meeting that expressed satisfaction over the issuance of generic medicines was attended by Director of Medical Education Dr V Geetha, and principals of all five Government Medical Colleges in the state, three dental colleges, five nursing colleges, four pharmacy colleges and that of Paramedical Institute.