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Govt medical college to be set up in Mohali

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The Centre today accepted the government's proposal for setting up a government medical college in Mohali, an official statement said.

welcomed the development, saying the establishment of the medical college would help provide the best health and to the patients of the nearby areas, an official release said.

Health and said all efforts would be made to ensure the timely completion of the project.

The Government of would release Rs 113.40 crore in three installments for equipment and infrastructural development of the college, the release said.

The government has already made provisions for the project in its budget for 2018-19.

The central government had launched the scheme for establishment of new medical colleges and upgrading hospitals back in 2014.

The upcoming medical college would be established at a cost of Rs 374.86 crore, of which Rs 325.26 crore would be spent on building and infrastructure, and Rs 49.60 crore on equipment, as per the project report submitted by Health Systems Corporation.

The college with 100 MBBS seats would be developed over 20.85 acres of land, of which 9.81 acres is earmarked for civil hospital and 4.20 acres for the & Family Welfare at

Apart from this, a stretch of 6.84 acres in Jujhar Nagar village has been acquired just 1.5 km from the District Hospital,

The said the had directed the to acquire more land if needed for the project.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 21:30 IST