Pakur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the newly constructed medical colleges in Dumka, Hazaribagh and Palamu during his visit to Jharkhand on February 17, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said today.
Addressing an awareness programme on Sukanya Yojana, the chief minister said the Prime Minister would also lay the foundation stone for laying pipeline for a water supply project that would benefit 67000 primitive tribal families.
Mr Das said the state government would conduct deep boring and install water tanks with the capacity to hold 5000 litres so that people can get pure drinking water. The project will be initiated from the month of April, he added.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that Chief Minister Raghuvar Das had laid the foundation stone of the three medical colleges on 23rd February 2017 on the same day. The scheme of these three medical colleges is about Rs.885 crore. Of these, the central government has given Rs 317 crore. The three medical colleges have been constructed in record time.
After the formation of the state, there will be first time that medical colleges will be inaugurated. It is to be mentioned that the construction of the Rims of Ranchi was made in 1960, the construction of MGM of Jamshedpur in 1961 and the construction of PMCH of Dhanbad in 1971.
The state government has targeted to start MBBS courses in these colleges from the coming academic year. However, the recent MCI inspection at the upcoming Palamu medical college during the month of December 2018 revealed severe deficiencies in the medical college. The health secretary has asked for a status report on the timeline of the removal of deficiencies, reports Dainik Bhaskar