Chandigarh: The state-of-the-art medical college in Karnal named after India-American astronaut late Kalpana Chawla, will have a 500-bed hospital attached to it.
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Union Minister J P Nadda will inaugurate the Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College on March 15, this was informed in a meeting of Medical Education and Research Department held under the Chairmanship of the Khattar.
The medical college will have 100 MBBS seats and a new state-of-the-art 500 bedded hospital, an official release said.
The existing 200-bed District Hospital in Karnal has been upgraded to 300-bed and is attached to the medical college.
It was informed that the team of Medical Council of India (MCI) has already conducted the inspection and it is likely that the first batch of MBBS would be admitted in the academic year 2017-18, the release said.
Also, to improve patient care, two life support ambulances and two general ambulances would be purchased.
Besides, for the convenience of general public, the existing hospital road is being widened to make it 4-lane, the meeting was informed.
The chief minister directed that all necessary equipments be installed before the inauguration so that the people get the health-care services from day one.
He said that the state government has a plan to set up a medical college in every district of the state so as to prepare 2,000 doctors every year to meet the growing demand of quality health care services.
Khattar also stressed the need for setting up of trauma centres in a radius of 60-70 km to provide immediate medical aid to the critically injured patients.
It was also informed that the construction of Rs 2,000 crore National Cancer Institute with 710 beds at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS-II) at Badhsa village in Jhajjar is going on in full swing and is likely to be commissioned by July 2018.
Three more institutes of specialised health care– Cardiovascular Institute, National Institute of Infectious Diseases and Pediatrics Hospital in the campus of National Cancer Institute would be set up by the Union Health Ministry.