An outlay of ₹9.4 crore has been approved by the government for the comprehensive development of Parippally Medical College. The Medical Council of India (MCI) had recently recommended to renew the permission for admitting 100 MBBS students in the second batch of the college. The developmental activities would be beneficial for both patients and students, Health Minister KK Shylaja said in a press note issued on Tuesday.
An amount of ₹99.66 lakh has been set aside for the construction of toilet blocks, compound wall for ladies hostel, corridor connecting OP block and diagnosis block, and the expansion of medical education unit. It was decided to construct a connection corridor taking into account the inconvenience of people commuting between OP and diagnostic center for tests. While ₹15 lakh will be used for the purchase of a new 500ma X-ray machine, ₹20 lakh will be spent on furniture for the hospital and medical college.
Another ₹3.4 crore will be set aside for the annual maintenance of hospital equipment along with another ₹4.2 crore for major installations, maintenance of operation theatres, housekeeping and security. ‘‘We have met all infrastructure mandates needed for the college and filled the vacancies,’’ the Minister said. The MCI had earlier denied permission to the State to admit students in the second batch due to lack of proper infrastructure and faculty strength. – The Hindu