Tanda medical college ranked first in north India: CM
Maintaining that Dr Rajendra Prasad Medical Government College (DRPGMC), Tanda, has emerged as pioneer medical institute of the hill state, chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday said the state government was endeavoured to develop it as premier institute of the country.india Updated: Oct 29, 2013 19:30 IST
Maintaining that Dr Rajendra Prasad Medical Government College (DRPGMC), Tanda, has emerged as pioneer medical institute of the hill state, chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday said the state government was endeavoured to develop it as premier institute of the country.
He was speaking at the annual day function of the college - “Utopia - 2013”.
“The college has ranked first among state-run medical institutions in north India, while in the overall ranking in the country it has attained 28th position,” said Virbhadra, adding that among government medical colleges only, its ranking is 18.
“DRPGMC is also the only institute situated in rural area among the state-run medical colleges,” he added.
The chief minister said the work on `150 crore super-specialty block was near completion and specialised services would be provided in the hospital, besides strengthening the cancer chemotherapy, neurology, gastroenterology and cardiothoracic surgery facilities.
He added that the proposal was mooted 17 years ago to set up this institute at Palampur, but due to non-availability of land it was considered appropriate to set up the same at Tanda.
“The state government had provided liberal funding to develop this institute and to make available all basic health facilities,” said Virbhadra.
The chief minister announced that in order to maintain and develop the vast infrastructure, the PWD subdivision, which was shifted by the BJP government, would be brought back to Tanda besides reopening IPH and electricity sub-divisions.
He also announced to acquire more land to expand the campus of the college. Students of the college presented a colourful cultural programme depicting patriotism and rich cultural heritage of the state. The chief minister also gave away prizes to the meritorious students on the occasion.
Transport minister GS Bali demanded more liberal funding for the development of the institute.
Baroh college also to be taken over
Accepting the long pending demand of people of Baroh area in Nagrota Bagwan constituency, the chief minister further announced to take over Baroh College of Nagrota Bagwan constituency that is being run by a society.
The teachers and students of the college were demanding the government to take over the college since long alleging financial irregularities by society.