Kolkata: The state government will be writing to the Centre soon urging it to change the name of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital to Medical College of Bengal, close to Medical College Bengal, the name given to in during the British colonial rule.
This is being done to end the confusion internationally after the Medical College’s colonial name was changed to the one it enjoys at present that of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital. Millenium Post reports that attending a program at CMCH on Sunday, Director of Medical Education in the state, Debasish Bhattacharya, said that they would be raising the issue with his departmental secretary so that the Union Health Ministry could be sent a proposal regarding the same at the earliest.
Since it is one of the oldest medical colleges in Asia, it is important that it is named after its earlier name, feels the health official. Incidentally, the college is registered as Government Medical College with the Medical Council of India. If the name changes with the Council as well, it will end the confusion that prevails, presently reports millennium post.
The name of the Central Metro station might also be changed in line with the new name of the Medical College with the state planning to urge the centre regarding the same.