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Rs 25 crore for Pune civic body’s new medical college and hospital

PMC is planning to establish the new medical college in the premises of the existing Naidu Hospital which is well known and located at Bund Garden road

pune Updated: Aug 13, 2017 17:41 IST
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Once the PMC prepares the proposal, it will be submitted to the Indian Council of Medicines for approval.
Once the PMC prepares the proposal, it will be submitted to the Indian Council of Medicines for approval.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), following the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started to take steps to start a medical college in the city, with a good hospital attached to it.

The standing committee chairman Murlidhar Mohol said Rs.25 crore has been earmarked for establishing the medical college in the city. 

Earlier, the then standing committee chairman Arvind Shinde has made such a provision for the medical college, but was not able to kick start it.

The municipal administration also now formed a committee of six members to push this proposal forward. 

The committee is headed by additional municipal commissioner Sheetal Ugale. Along with additional municipal commissioner, health officer, assistant medical officer, city engineer, property department head and law department head, are all part of this team. 

Deputy health head from PMC Anjali Sabne confirmed the move and said that there is need of co-operation within other departments of the PMC to prepare the proposal for the medical college. 

The PMC is planning to establish the new medical college in the premises of the existing Naidu Hospital which is well known and located at Bund Garden road. The PMC will also need to upgrade Naidu Hospital first. 

Once the PMC prepares the proposal, it will be submitted to the Indian Council of Medicines for approval. 

Mohol said that the city only has Sassoon Hospital which is overloaded. The city needs one more such hospital and there would be easy availability of doctors if the college is be attached to the hospital, he added.