Delhi’s first municipal-run medical college at Hindu Rao Hospital is all set to start admissions this year. According to officials, most of the work is complete and the admissions will begin as soon as it receives the approval of the Medical Council of India (MCI). A council team will inspect the college in April.
“Since most of the work is complete, we do not think there will be a problem,” said a senior official. He added that the MCI has already issued the initial certificates.
The corporation has already set up the mandatory facilities required to meet the conditions of the MCI, which includes a well-equipped library spread across 1,000 square metres. The library will be ready by the time of inspection.
The corporation hopes to start the college with 50 students in the first phase and is recruiting at least 68 faculty members. In the second phase, infrastructure will be developed to enroll 200 students.
Hindu Rao Hospital at Malkaganj caters to lakhs of people from north Delhi and the Walled City. The north corporation will integrate the hospital with the Rajan Babu Institute of Pulmonary Medicine and Tuberculosis and students will have classes in both the campuses.
The officials said the cost of developing the infrastructure in the first phase is Rs. 7 crore. The North Corporation’s standing committee has sanctioned Rs. 87 crore for developing the college further.