GURUGRAM: The state government has decided to chip in and pay the share of for the construction of a medical college and hospital proposed in area in Sector 102.
Initially, the shrine board was expected to provide 20% of estimated Rs 300 crore to be used for the project, while MCG and GMDA would bear 40% each of the project cost.
However, after a meeting of chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar with the shrine board members on Saturday, officials announced the government’s decision to spare the board the financial burden.
The board is going to focus on the proposed renovation of the Sheetla Mata temple. The board will not be able to provide money for the proposed medical college as it will have to ensure sufficient funds for the revamp planned on the lines Tirupati and Shirdi temples. The board has around Rs 50 crore with it and the renovation is likely to cost more than that. The state government will provide funds for the college, said an official statement released by DPRO.
The government has already identified 40 acres in Kherki Majra area for setting up a medical college and hospital. The medical college will have 150 seats for various courses while the hospital section will have 750 beds. The college will start with MBBS courses but at a later stage it may offer MD degrees too. Once the college is ready, there are plans to start a nursing college there too.
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