MBBS courses at Dhubri Medical College likely next year

The state government has proposed to the National Medical Commission to pay an inspection visit to the medical college

The Assam government is aiming to start the academic session for MBBS courses at the Dhubri Medical College and Hospital in 2023.
This was disclosed by state health minister Keshab Mahanta during a stock-taking visit to the under-construction medical college in western Assam's Dhubri district on Sunday.
Mahanta reviewed the progress of construction work of the administrative block, academic building, hospital, hostels, teaching faculty's residential block, etc of the medical college during his visit.
"More than 80 per cent of construction work at the medical college has been completed. We are aiming to start the academic session for MBBS in 2023," the health minister said.
"The state government has proposed to the National Medical Commission to pay an inspection visit to the medical college to accord permission, following which MBBS courses can commence at the medical college," he said. The minister held discussions with Lok Nirman (Building) officials, representatives of the construction agency, and district administration officials regarding the overall development of the construction work, in the presence of the joint director, DHS, and superintendent of Dhubri Civil Hospital.
Mahanta urged the concerned authorities to complete the remaining construction work at the earliest.
More than 80 per cent of construction work at the medical college has been completed. We are aiming to start the academic session for MBBS in 2023, says Assam health minister.
Senior officials of the state health department accompanied the health minister during the stock-taking visit.
Keshab Mahanta at the Dhuburi Medical College
Image: Keshab Mahanta at the Dhuburi Medical College
It may be mentioned that the construction work of Dhubri Medical College and Hospital at Dhubri was launched in February 2017.
The college was to be built then with a budgetary outlay of Rs 189 crore across 108 bigha of land.
The time fixed for completion of the hospital at that time was three years.
The medical college was then planned to be attached to the 200-bed district and referral hospital.



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