The Akhilesh Yadav government may open a full-fledged medical college on the campus of Kanshiram Multi-speciality Hospital in Greater Noida. And if the idea goes down well, it will be the first medical college in Gautam Budh Nagar district.
The Uttar Pradesh government may also start at BR Ambedkar Multi-speciality Hospital in Noida an extension campus of an established medical college, in what is being seen as a major policy shift in former chief minister Mayawati’s dream projects.
These two state-of-the-art hospitals were started as part of Mayawati’s dream projects in the district. On Thursday, top state government officials, including the director of Sanjay Gandhi Post-graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, the vice-chancellor of Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, principal secretary (health education), besides the CEO of Greater Noida authority, held a high-level meeting in Lucknow and discussed these options.
“The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur will open its campus in Noida. Last year, IIT Roorkee opened such a centre in Greater Noida. Noida also has an IIM Lucknow campus. We’re mulling a similar Noida extension campus of an established medical college in the state at BR Ambedkar Multi-speciality Hospital,” said a senior official, who attended the Thursday’s meeting.