Punjab government will open four new government medical colleges in the state. Medical Education and Research Minister OP Soni gave information in this regard on Wednesday. He said that the Punjab government would open four new government medical colleges in the state at a cost of Rs 1,500 crore.
After laying the foundation stone of the boundary wall of Dr B R Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences, the Minister said that these colleges would be built in Mohali, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala and Malerkotla. He said that there would be no shortage of doctors in Punjab as every year 500 doctors would pass out from the medical colleges.
Land has been made available for colleges
Soni said that at present there are about 1,400 MBBS seats in medical colleges of Punjab, which will increase to 500 with the opening of the college. He said that land has been made available for all the colleges, but Dr BR Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences in Mohali is expected to be operational first as the existing 300 bedded hospital needs to be expanded to connect it with the medical college. is.
at Mohali Medical College 80 percent teachers were recruited
The minister said that about 80 per cent of the teachers have been recruited for the medical college in Mohali and the process is on for the recruitment of paramedics and other support staff. Along with this, he said that the medical college building, whose construction will start soon, will have an academic block, four lecture theatres, laboratories, hostels, faculty residence, library, auditorium and a community centre.
will be spent on infrastructure Rs 325 crore
Soni also said that as per an estimate around Rs 325 crore will be spent on infrastructure while Rs 50 crore will be spent on high-tech equipment in Mohali Medical College. He also said that
Consultants have been approved for Hoshiarpur and Kapurthala Medical Colleges and the building design is under review. Once the building design is finalized, tenders will be floated for these also.
At the same time, Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, who accompanied Soni to the foundation stone laying ceremony, thanked Bhelolpur and Jujharnagar gram panchayats for leasing 10 acres of land to the medical college.
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