Govt. to spent Rs 1000 crore for new medical college in Guwahati

It was announced that Assam will have 17 cancer institutes in the future along with many medical colleges at several districts.

Assam chief minister Dr. Himanata Biswa Sarma while laying the foundation stone of second medical collage in Guwahati on Monday said that  near about Rs. 1000 crore will be spent for construction of the new medical college. The proposed Pragjyotispur Medical Collage and Hospital will have two campuses, one  at Kalapahar area and at second at  Mahendramohan Choudhury hospital campus in the city. 
The new medical college will have its designated Academic and Administrative building with a total of 480 beds and 46 ICU Beds. It will include 480 beds with 7 high-tech operation theatres. The college has an annual intake of 100 students.
Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma at the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony
Image: Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma at the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony
Addressing the people at the Bhoomi pujan ceremony, Dr Sarma said that this will be the second medical college and hospital after the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital. Declared under the Capital Project, the construction of this hospital has been handed over to the Larsen and Turbo group and is expected finish by 2025. A total of 2 crores has been invested in this construction.
The new super speciality hospital which is coming up at the campus of the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital will include the departments like neurosurgery, cardiology, cardiac surgery, neurology and will be open for the public this April
It was mentioned that AIIMS will soon be functional in Assam. It was mentioned that the super speciality hospital coming up at the Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH) will have 800 beds and 1000 beds will be available in this new medical college. The name of this medical college has been finalized as Pragjyotishpur Medical College. It was highlighted that Assam currently has 7 medical colleges and many more medical colleges will soon come up in the state. The construction work of the Kokrajhar and Nalbari Medical college have almost been completed and will be inaugurated by 2023.
It was announced that the state will soon have 17 cancer institutes, among which the 7 will be functional from this April. The new super speciality hospital which is coming up at the campus of the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital will include the departments like neurosurgery, cardiology, cardiac surgery, neurology and will be open for the public this April.
Chief Minister while adressing the crowd
Image: Chief Minister while adressing the crowd
Addressing the crowd, the health minister Keshab Mahanta said that now the state will yearly get 1,100 doctors which earlier was 300. Applications were made for the Dhubri Medical College. The construction work has already started there. The work of the Medical Colleges at Tamulpur, Dhemaji, Morigaon, Bongaigaon, Golaghat will resume very soon. It was also announced that Assam is all set to get 23 medical colleges in the near future.



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