Vimsar logjam ends; Health Minister assures Rs 50 cr for infra
Bhubaneswar: The standoff between Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) Director and students of the medical institute today came to an end after a meeting between the State health minister Pratap Jena, hospital administration and representatives of junior doctors association (JDA).
Speaking to media persons after the meeting Jena said, “We are all dedicated to transform VIMSAR into a developed healthcare institute and for that the government aims to develop new infrastructure. The government has assured to install ultra modern health equipments worth around Rs 50 crore so as to improve healthcare services. Improving patient-doctor relationship through better healthcare, ensuring academic quality of the medical college will also be emphasised.”
VIMSAR director Ashwini Pujahari said “Any misunderstanding that was blocking better judgement has been cleared after the meeting. We will strive to prevent any such standoff in future and work for the all round development of the medical institute,”
Meanwhile, JDA Secretary Debi Prasad Mishra said the discussion with the health minister was very fruitful. “The minister has promised to fulfil our demands and attempt to develop healthcare facilities in the institute so that both patients and doctors take each other into confidence.”
Earlier on Thursday the JDA put on hold to its five-day long cease work stir expressing resentment over functioning of director Pujahari.