Free Press Journal

Indore: Nadda, Tai to lay foundation stone for super specialty centre on April 19


Indore: One of the most ambitious projects of city, the proposed super specialty centre on Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College campus, will finally come out of papers to existence as foundation stone for the facility is scheduled to be laid on April 19. The foundation stone for the 850-bed hospital will be laid by Union minister of health and family welfare JP Nadda and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on the vacant land of MGM Medical College opposite to Hotel Rajshahi.

Officials of district administration and MGM Medical College on Monday discussed the preparation for the function in a meeting. “Minister of health and family welfare JP Nadda, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will be the chief guests of the programme. Union government has already approved Rs 200 crores for the project and infrastructure will be established by Kolkata based construction agency Bridge and Roof,” Dr Sharad Thora, Dean of MGM Medical College said. The programme will be held at 4 pm, he said.

Union government has approved the project under the fourth phase of Pradhanmantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana. Out of 15 super specialities, 10 will be established in the new building while five will be developed in the existing building of the hospital, Thora said. The facility will have 13 advanced operation theatres including five modular operation theatres. 60-80 per cent of the budget for the project will be given by Union government while the rest of the budget will be managed by the state government.