THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) has been entrusted with preparing the master plan for the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting held here.
The master plan would be prepared taking into account the draft plan already prepared by Habitat technology group with the assistance of the Medical College alumni association and the Centre of Excellence Project submitted by the college.
Health Minister K K Shailaja said the aim was to convert the Medical College to international standards. The minister said steps would be taken to approve the plan within a month. She also said the master plan should be prepared only after discussing with the department heads.
As part of the master plan, equipment of international standards would be made available at the Medical College and an operation theatre complex would be set up.
DME Dr Remla Beevi, Medical College principal Dr Thomas Mathew, hospital deputy superintendent Dr Santhosh Kumar, RMO Dr Mohan Roy, Alumni Association president Dr John Panicker, architect G Shankar, PWD officials and KSIDC representatives were present.
Health Min pays surprise visit to General Hosp
Health Minister K K Shylaja on Thursday paid a surprise visit to the General Hospital here. When she reached the hospital, she found that some of the doctors and employees had not arrived. She directed the hospital superintendent to give an explanation regarding the late-coming of the hospital staff.
She also directed the hospital authorities to maintain cleanliness. She also found that medicines for children were stored in rusted cupboards. The minister sought an explanation from the employees after seeing liquor and beer bottles on the premises of the hospital.