Kannur: A request has been made to the state government by the Kerala State Cooperative Hospital Complex and Centre for Advanced Medical Science (KSCHC & CAMS), which manages the Pariyaram Medical College (PMC) to pay back arrears due to the college, on account of implementing the health schemes floated in the state by the government.
A resolution adopted by the general body at a meeting held on Tuesday at Pariyaram Medical college stated, that the medical college had to be given Rs. 47 crores under the Karunya scheme, while the total debt the state owed the college amounted to Rs. 58.33 crore.
It is reported that 50% of the patients coming to Pariyaram medical college hospital are under various health schemes of the government, with treatment rendered to them either partially or completely free of cost. The financial losses incurred by the college have led to slowing down of development of the institution.
Those attending the meeting raised the demand that funds of MLA’s and MP’s be made available to the college for development, as it had worked towards providing medical treatment to patients at subsidized costs.
A demand for an ESI dispensary for the 1300 employees working in the college hospital was also raised.