BHUBANESWAR: The Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR) at Burla in Sambalpur district is likely to get a facelift soon. The Government-run institute will be developed as a super specialty hospital.
Sources said the governing body of the autonomous institution chaired by the Chief Secretary has formed a committee to identify various needs for infrastructural development and recommend for improvement in the existing infrastructure to meet higher standards in medical education.
"The committee will set up a sub-committee to invite proposals from stakeholders, study the proposals and submit their recommendations by December 15. The sub-committee will be headed by the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (North) with district Collector as a member," said an official.
The sub-committee will also give recommendation for establishment of a second campus or expansion of the existing campus of VIMSAR by identifying suitable locations.
The authorities of the medical college and hospital have been directed to relook the proposal for enhancement of under-graduate seats to 200 instead of 250 and submit a revised proposal.
The sub-committee will also explore the feasibility of considering the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) at Sambalpur as an adjunct centre of VIMSAR and recommend for development of its hostels.
While the present pay structure of its employees is at per the existing emoluments of the State Government, it is proposed to formulate a new pay structure comparable to the similarly placed autonomous medical institutions in the country since it is imperative to attract the best skilled personnel and retain the talent pool.
The sub-committee will examine the pay structure and submit a proposal for revised pay structure for approval of the Finance Department. "A new pay structure may be adopted after careful observation of the recommendations of the sub-committee," the official added.