Nagpur: The Golden Jubilee celebrations of Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Mayo Hospital will take off on December 22. IGGMCH Alumni Association will take this opportunity to announce many new beginnings in the form of projects as an expression of gratitude to their alma mater.
Acting Dean of the college Anuradha Shrikhande, told reporters that the jubilee celebrations will be inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis and the Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.
Dr Anand Pangarkar, an alumnus said it also be an occasion for the alumni to pay their tributes to the college. “We are organizing a march past of doctors from each batch. Former deans will be taking the salute and will unfurl the flag. A band will also play,” he said.
The alumni association to help its alma mater will be making efforts to rope in super specialists from the private sector to provide services to the college hospital by both teaching and conducting surgeries in their specialties. To update staff knowledge the association plans to develop new networks between teachers alumni and postgraduates of the college.
“We are planning certain fellowships, scholarships as well donations in the form of latest equipment for the college,” said Dr Prashant Nikhade, another alumnus.
An Integrated Child Health Institute with funds raised through CSR is also to be set up by the alumni of the college. This project is likely to cost Rs 50-50 crore.
Dr Kamlesh Sonpure, an alumnus, appreciated the state granting an administrative approval for a CAT scan, MRI and a digital subtraction angiography (DSA) with a Rs. 25 crore approval.
Dr Sunil Lanjewar and Dr Sandhya Manjrekar from the college speaking about the ongoing expansion plans said the new Rs76 crore G+6 administrative building was going to be developed and would house all the college departments, the dean’s office, laboratories, four 180-capacity lecture halls and a 350-seat lecture hall, all in accordance with MCI norms, reports TOI.