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Kerala Government takes over Pariyaram Medical College

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Kerala Government takes over Pariyaram Medical College

Pariyaram Medical College will now onwards be known as Kannur Government Medical College

Kannur: Through a recent Governor Order (GO) Kerala government has informed that the Pariyaram Medical College has finally been taken over by the state. Besides shouldering the responsibility of running the college, the Government has also brought other related institutions  including the dental college and the pharmacy college, under the State Government wherein admission to all the institutions will now take place under the ambit of Government norms.

Established in March 1993 by CMP leader M.V. Raghavan the college was developed on land gifted by industrialist Samuel Aaron for establishing a T B sanatorium in the government sector. Currently, the medical college has 1,938 employees and 2,500 students. The hospital has 1,000 beds and 18 operation theatres.

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The college had taken a loan of Rs 46.5 crore from Hudco in 1997. However, the amount increased as the result of accumulated principal and interest, due to default in payments.

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Initially, Hudco had asked for Rs 700 crore through court, till an agreement was reached with the government, with the company asking for Rs. 50 crore as the initial instalment payment and the remaining fixed sum of Rs 262 crore to be paid as instalment within 2 years.

With its troubles mounting, the state government in 2017 began to take charge of Pariyaram Medical College

Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that a couple of years ago the Government had already begun to take up the responsibility of loan payoffs by initiating clearance of liability, especially, that of the loan taken from Hudco

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The process, which took a long time and encountered many hurdles has finally come to a conclusion, with the government now passing a Government Order towards the takeover

Confirmation to the same was given by the Principal Secretary Ranjan Namdev Khobragade via a circular issued on Monday. The circular stated that as per the GO, all institutions under the Kerala State Co-operative Hospital Complex (KCHC) and Centre for Advanced Medical Services Ltd, including assets and liabilities, would now on be with the state government.

With this, the Pariyaram Medical College will now onwards be known as Kannur Government Medical College. In a relief to students, the fees will be charged as per the Government fees structure and more merit seats would be ensured for the students. The students can study in all seats in the college by paying government fee. Earlier, 50 per cent seats were in management quota at a higher fee.  Moreover, people can now get free treatment from the college when it comes under the government, reports Deccan Chronicle.

Also Read: Pariyaram Medical College: Govt Medical College with self-financing fee slabs

According to recent media reports, it was learnt that a Cabinet meeting was held wherein it was decided to recommend to governor P. Sathasivam to promulgated an ordinance for taking over the Pariyaram Medical College, Kannur. The college which was under the takeover process has finally been adopted by the Government.

Apart from this, a separate order was issued which stated that institutions like the Pariyaram Medical College and Hospital, Dental College and Hospital, Nursing College, Pharmacy College, Nursing School and Sahakarana Hrudayalaya will come under the department of medical education.

With this, the routine management of these institutions would be vested with the district collector until the handing over process is completed, reports TOI.

Source: with inputs
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  1. I wonder what happens to teaching faculty they get laid off or get paid on par with govt employee or since some may be not complying to rules of govt jobs will they be told to leave ?

  2. A 1000 bed hospital has 1998 employees. That means each patient has two staff at average to take care of. Even by American standards, it can lead to exemplary patient care. But who knows all communists cadres are pushed inside before this takeover by state government. Now onwards, this will function as a sub centre of AKG Centre……!

  3. Where do you derive that from?
    Out of the 1998 total staff strength only a much smaller part is involved in direct patient care..the figure involves house keeping staff, security guards, adminstration, accounts, public relations, technicians, engineers and so much more required for smooth functioning of a medical college hospital. The actual number of people involved in direct patient care may surprise you.

  4. I cannot agree more !!

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