Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday announced to increase the number of MBBS seats at Maharaja Agrasen Medical College, Agroha, from 50 to 100. He made the announcement after inaugurating the OP Jindal auditorium on the college premises.
Later, he inaugurated OP Jindal Institute of Cardiac Care and Savitri Jindal Institute of Nursing at the Jindal Institute of Medical Sciences, Hisar, to mark the 83rd birth anniversary of late OP Jindal.
Hooda said: "Jindal was a farmer but later succeeded as an industrialist of international repute and was known as steel man of India. It is heartening that his family is fulfulling his dream of setting up cancer and heart hospitals."
Talking about the hospital, Hooda said: "The cancer hospital has provided relief to patients of several districts of Haryana, bordering Rajasthan and Punjab. Similarly, now the heart hospital will provide latest treatment to patients at an affordable cost. Naveen Jindal and Rattan Jindal are following in the footprints of their father and the Haryana government, which has trebled its budget on health and education, will also help this institute to serve people in the best possible manner."
MP Naveen Jindal said: "The airport announced by Hooda for Hisar will go a long way in boosting the industry and trade in Hisar, Sirsa and Fatehabad." Shekhar Sinha, managing director of the institute, said nearly 1 crore patients had been benefitted by the hospitals of the institute and the management was committed to serve people with latest techniques and machines.