Mumbai:The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis has consented to the setting up of an integrated medical facility worth Rs 1,270 crore, and spread over a 47 hectare campus. The medical hub will provide healthcare services in modern allopathy, Indian traditional and homeopathy under one roof.
This unique project would be set up in Jalgaon city, the home town of Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan.
The integrated institution, which would be possibly first of its kind in India, would have a medical, a dental, an Ayurveda, a homeopathy and a physiotherapy college along with their dedicated hospitals. The move seeks collaboration of all branches of medicine and offer a bouquet of healthcare services to patients as per their need.
There would be 100 seats for MBBS, 100 for Ayurveda, 50 for dental and homeopathy and 40 seats for physiotherapy. Girish Mahajan, Medical Education Minister, informed that the “Civil hospital of Jalgaon will be affiliated with this hub. Admission for all these courses will start next academic year.”
Mahajan justifies the selection of Jalgaon claiming that north Maharashtra has just 0.54 doctors per one lakh population compared to state figure of 0.64 for 1,000 population.
The government denies any plan to formulate interdisciplinary courses for medical students in this institution, however, sources say there is no harm if doctors recommend treatments unrelated to their branch if they offers better results, reports DNA.