KOCHI: The government has decided to grant ‘stand -alone’ status to the staff of the Ernakulam Medical College for five years.
The decision was taken at a review meeting held in Thiruvananthapuram.
Health Minister V S Sivakumar and PWD Minister V K Ibrahimkunju attended the meeting, which was presided over by Cooperation Minister C N Balakrishnan.
The meeting decided to procure the report of the secretary-level committee at the earliest to regularise the existing staff of the medical college.
The meeting noted that fresh appointments will be made through the Public Service Commission (PSC). It was decided to reimburse all the expenses, including the remuneration of the staff which was borne by the Co-operative Academy of Professional Education (Kerala) (CAPE).
The health secretary, cooperative secretary, Finance Department additional secretary, CAPE director, medical education director and the medical education joint-director also attended the meet.