The government of Kerala has decided to take over the Academy of Medical Sciences, Pariyaram, and Kerala Cooperative Hospital Complex.
The state cabinet resolved to recommend the promulgation of an ordinance by the governor for the takeover of the institution. The meeting also ratified the draft bill for the takeover.
Currently, the medical college has 1,938 employees and 2,500 students. The hospital has 1,000 beds and 18 operation theatres.
The Pariyaram Medical College Society had requested the government to take over the institution after it found itself unable to run the institution due to mounting debt burden.
Through a recent order, the government informed that Pariyaram Medical College has finally been taken over by the state. The circular stated that as per the government order, all institutions under the Kerala State Co-operative Hospital Complex (KCHC) and Centre for Advanced Medical Services Ltd, including assets and liabilities, would now be with the state government.
With this, it will now onwards be known as Kannur Government Medical College and administered along the line of other government medical colleges in the state. Earlier, 50 per cent of the seats were reserved for management quota.