Hoshiarpur, April 14
Medical Education and Research Minister OP Soni on Wednesday said Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh would lay foundation stone of Rs 375-crore Hoshiarpur Medical College in the first week of July.
Accompanied by Industry and Commerce Minister Sunder Sham Arora, Soni paid floral tributes to Dr BR Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary and said decks have been cleared to start and timely completion of this medical college, besides upgrading the Civil Hospital’s bed capacity from 200 to 500.
He said the Punjab Government has fixed a timeline to accomplish the project by December 2022 and start first session in 2023, which would give a boost to medical education and healthcare facilities in the region.
He said 20 acres would be required for establishing the medical college. Soni said Rs 325 crore would be incurred on the construction of the building and Rs 50 crore would be spent state-of-the-art machinery. He also pointed out that super speciality doctors would be appointed at the medical college.
Giving information about three upcoming medical colleges, Soni said the Mohali Medical College is all set to start classes from this session while construction at Hoshiapur and Kapurthala was on the anvil.
He said the government would also set up two more medical colleges in Gurdaspur and Malerkotla.
Soni, Arora along with Principal Secretary Medical Education and Research DK Tiwari and Deputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait, among others, were also present. — OC