The Cabinet has recommended the Governor to promulgate an ordinance for the takeover of the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Kerala Cooperative Hospital Complex, Pariyaram. The weekly Cabinet meeting gave its nod for the draft Bill in this regard. The government said the takeover of the Pariyaram Medical College - now in the cooperative sector - would help it provide better healthcare to patients in north Kerala and help establish a medical college in the government sector.

The society managing the hospital complex and academy in Kannur district had approached the government for a takeover saying it was facing problems in running the facilities, the Chief Minister’s Office said. In 1997, the then LDF Government had taken over the Pariyaram Medical College. But the succeeding UDF dispensation had returned the management of the hospital to the society. Meanwhile, the society had also run up arrears on the loan availed from HUDCO, according to the government.

In taking over the medical college, the government had shouldered the financial liability. The repayment of the loan is expected to be completed by 2019. The Pariyaram Medical College was the first self-financing institution of its kind in the cooperative sector. The first batch students was admitted in 1995.


Ordinance: The Cabinet also decided to recommend the Governor to issue an ordinance for amending the provision in the Panchayat Raj Act and the Municipalities Act which requires elected members to submit  etails of their assets within 15 months. The government proposes to extend the deadline to 30 months.Pay  revision: The Cabinet decided to revise the salary of MILMA employees with retrospective effect from May 2016.

Thachankary moved to Crime Records Bureau

Tomin J Thachankary has been appointed ADGP, State Crime Records Bureau. He will also hold the charge of managing director, KSRTC, the Cabinet decided on Wednesday. Thachankary was serving as director general, Fire and Rescue Services. A Hemachandran, who was serving as MD, KSRTC, will be appointed as director general, Fire and Rescue Services. – The New Indian Express 

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