Mohali to get govt medical college & hospital with 100 seats for students, 200 patient beds
This will be the first of the five new medical colleges that the Congress had promised in its poll manifesto.punjab Updated: Apr 26, 2017 19:08 IST
Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday gave in-principle approval to set up a new government medical college and hospital with 100 seats for students and 200 beds for patients at SAS Nagar (Mohali) in order to address the critical shortage of medical specialists while giving a boost to medical education in the state.
It would be established over 20 acres at a cost of nearly Rs 190 crore, of which 60% would be contributed by the Centre and the remaining be borne by the state government. Recurring expenditure for maintenance would be Rs 45 crore a year, which would be borne by the state
The medical college would have a faculty of six professors, 14 associate professors, 18 assistant professors, 17 tutors, 24 senior residents and 25 junior residents in various disciplines. With the establishment of the new college, the total number of government colleges in the state will go up to four. The CM informed the meeting that several industrialists had shown interest in setting up medical colleges and facilities in the state.
This will be the first of five new medical colleges that the Congress had promised in its poll manifesto. The decision was announced after a meeting to review the functioning of medical and dental colleges in the state. The state government will soon forward a detailed proposal in this regard to the Union ministry of health and family welfare.