Hyderabad: In the coming months, the health authorities are looking to recruit close to 1200 staff, including clinical and non-clinical, that would pave the way to the launch of in-patient services at NIMS Bibinagar facility. The notification to recruit staff has already been released and the financial concurrence towards staffing for NIMS Bibinagar facility is expected from the Financial Department in the coming months.
In the first phase, the authorities are looking to introduce 250 beds to start the in-patient facilities. Commensurate with the number of inpatient beds, health officials have decided to recruit 425 health care workers of various cadre in the first phase. Already beds, furniture and other medical equipment to support the inpatient facilities have been procured.
According to officials, the plan is to recruit 873 health care workers for NIMS Bibinagar facility in two-phases. In the first phase, as many as 425 personnel, which include nearly 130 senior teaching faculty and doctors, will be recruited while recruitment of the rest will be done in the second phase.
In all, senior doctors said that 250 doctors are expected to be recruited while the rest will comprise nurses, paramedics, administration, lab technicians etc.
Overall, authorities said that the requirement is 1472 staff, which includes 872 regular employees while 599 will be recruited on outsourcing basis.
Since last March, 2016 a dedicated staff of 28 including as many as 15 doctors, who are on rotation from NIMS Punjagutta, are already providing outpatient facilities in general surgery, general medicine, obstetrics, gynaecology and orthopaedics.
In the last one and half year, the doctors at NIMS Bibinagar have provided consultation to nearly 40,000, took up over 20,000 investigations, in addition to conducting 1,000 minor elective surgeries.
With the outpatient facilities getting stabilised, the focus has now shifted firmly on opening the inpatient facilities in the hospital. Procurement related to hospital furniture and medical equipment to start inpatient facilities is underway.
“The entire focus now is to start the inpatient services at the earliest. We have already been extending outpatient services for over a year. Several internal wards have been redesigned from scratch,” says in-charge Superintendent, NIMS, Bibinagar, Dr. L.Maheswar.
For close to seven and half years, the Rs 73 crore NIMS Bibinagar was left unused before the authorities decided to soft-launch the outpatient services. The long term plan of authorities is the develop NIMS Bibinagar into a 100 seat MBBS and super-speciality teaching college.