It has been more than two years since the ‘bhoomi poojan’ ceremony for a medical college at Shivpuri was performed but the Madhya Pradesh government is yet to take some concrete action to actually build the medical college.
Member of Parliament from Guna and former Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has written to chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in this regard.
Scindia, in the letter, said the medical college was sanctioned by then Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in February, 2014 after his (Scindia’s) untiring efforts.
The bhoomi poojan for the medical college was performed on February 27, 2014 and the land was allotted by the district collector through an order dated July 10, 2014.
A memorandum of understanding was also signed between the Centre and the state government on August 20, 2015.
“The state government even identified the construction agency through its letter dated November 27, 2015 and issued an order for preparing a detailed project report (DPR) on the same. But even after several months of appointment of an architect, the DPR has not been sent to the Central government,” added Scindia.
Scindia said commissioner or director of medical education had not sent any proposal for creation of posts for the medical college till date. Also, the state government had not sanctioned any budget for the medical college.
He said the proposal regarding additional land for the medical college was pending with the principal secretary concerned.
As per the letter, Scindia requested the CM several times by meeting him and also through letters dated December 21, 2014 and April 12, 2015 to expedite the proceedings regarding establishment of the medical college.
Underlining the fact that the medical college will enhance the health services and will be good for public health in Shivpuri and neighbouring areas, Scindia urged the CM to ensure implementation of the ambitious project of the region in a time-bound manner.