Interestingly,the super specialty hospital has already set a record of sorts by only missing over half a dozen deadlines set by the efficient government working for the welfare of the people.
The latest deadline of April 30,2013 was set by the state government to shift the six super specialties. But one month down the line the process is still not over and the govt is not in a position to inaugurate it in the near future.
Facing acute shortage of faculty to run the prestigious institution the state govt is shying away from fulfilling its responsibility towards its citizenry.
According to official sources the state govts decision to shift the super specialties before April 30 in the new campus was conveyed through proper channel well in advance but even then the GMC authorities have failed to meet the deadline,creating a precarious situation for the state government.
The state government,according to highly placed sources is struggling to meet the deadline of filling the sanctioned posts of doctors,para medics and other technical staff to run the show.
Six super specialties, which were due to be shifted to the new hospital, are Cardiology, Cardio Thoracic Vascular Surgery (CCTVS), Nephrology, Urology, Neurology and Neuro Surgery.
The new complex has been constructed at a cost of over ₹120 crores with about ₹100 crores share from the Central Government and nearly Rs 20 crores from the State.
Initially, Atal Behari Vajpayee led NDA Government had announced the construction of a hospital on the pattern of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Jammu and other States at the fag end of its term in February 2004. A high powered committee of Super Specialists from different parts of the country was constituted to select the site for the AIIMS like hospital.