Punjab Govt starts process to set up five new medical colleges: Brahm Mohindra

November 09, 2017 09:49 PM

Punjab News Express
AMRITSAR: Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra today  informed  that the process to open five new Medical Colleges in the state has been initiated and the foundation stone for one such Medical College to be set up at Mohali would be laid down soon.

He said that it is after the gap of nearly 60 years that a new Government Medical College is being open in Punjab.

Minister was addressing the gathering of Doctors and students after laying the foundation stone of State Cancer Institution to be build in the Medical College Amritsar with the cost of Rs. 115 crore. The Minister also inaugurated the Administrative Block and state of the art auditorium of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital. He said that the vacant posts of the Professors in Medical Colleges be filled soon. He also assured them that the scales of the professors would also be revised so that they opt for government service.

Brahm Mohindra also announced to give grant of Rs. 70 crore for the ongoing construction work in Medical College Complex. Similarly the minister announced to extend the wifi facility in whole Guru Nanak Dev College and Hospital complex.  He said that the total estimated cost on the construction of State Cancer Institute would be Rs. 115 crore and it would be 150 bedded complex which would provide world class treatment facilities to the patients with state of the art machines.  The Minister also had interactive session with the students and sought the suggestions of the students for the up-gradation of the health services.

Member Parliament Gurjit Singh Aujla also addressed the gathering and stressed upon the need to release more funds to the hospitals so that quality health services could be provided to the citizen.

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