Govt to Take Over Kalaburagi ESI Medical Complex?

Published: 28th December 2014 06:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th December 2014 06:09 AM   |  A+A-

KALABURAGI:  The state government has accepted in principle the suggestion of the Centre to take over the responsibility of the ESI Medical Complex in Kalaburagi, Minister of State for Medical Education Dr Sharan Prakash Patil said here on Saturday.

The state government is working out the modalities, the minister told reporters. The state government would put forth certain conditions to take over the ESI Medical Complex, Patil said.

Patil said that AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) has decided to set up its regional centres in each state. He said the state government has recommended the names of a few cities, including Kalaburagi, for this purpose.

On New Govt                       Colleges

To a question, the minister said the state government has complied with most of the requirements of the Medical Council of India (MCI) to start six new medical colleges in the state.

The proposed colleges are expected to come up in Kalaburagi, Gadag, Chamarajanagar, Karwar, Koppal and Kodagu districts. The MCI team is expected to inspect these places in January, he added. He said the buildings required to start medical courses are ready in Kalaburagi, Koppal, Gadag and Kodagu and also the process of appointing required staff has been completed. Patil said the state government would make a fresh proposal next year to open six more medical colleges, including one in Yadgir.

Kidwai to Become Regional Centre

The Centre has given its nod to upgrade Kidwai Institute of Oncology as a Regional Cancer Centre, Patil said. He said the state government is waiting for the formal sanction letter from the Central Government in this regard. He said the Centre has also okayed the proposal to start one more trauma care centre in Bengaluru and set up similar centres in Mandya and Kalaburagi.


The government has already held discussions with parents of the COMED-K aspirants regarding apprehensions over admission, fee structure, seat sharing and exams,Patil said.

A meeting with the managements has been convened on January 3, he said. The government has constituted two committees, headed by High Court judges Justice Gururajan and Justice Keshava Narayan, to look into the complaints, he said.ENS


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