Ladakh's first medical college to start admissions from next year
Leh: With an aim to commence the classes in the first medical college of Ladakh from 2022, the Ladakh Government has ramped up the work for completion of the pre-fabricated structures of the institute.
The directions regarding this have been given to the officials during a meeting chaired by the Principal Secretary (Health and Medical Education Department) Dr Pawan Kotwal, who directed officials to ensure completion of pre-fabricated structures for the academic block of the new medical college in Leh, adds PTI.
Senior officials of the health department from Leh and Kargil districts, medical superintendent of the hospital, and officials of the agencies that are involved in the construction process, were also present in the high-level meeting, adds Jagran.
During the meeting, Kotwal told officials that requisite infrastructure in accordance with the National Medical Commission (NMC) norms along with non-medical furniture should be made ready by March-April 2022, so that classes would commence from the academic session next year, officials said.
Regarding the revision of the cost of the 250-bedded hospital proposed to be constructed in the SNM Hospital for the medical college, it was decided that the chief engineer would revise the estimates and detailed project reports (DPR) strictly in conformity with norms and specification prescribed under the clinical establishment and rules that apply to Ladakh, they said.
The officials apprised Kotwal about the status of the DPR for the same, they said.
He asked the chief engineer to prepare an action plan involving a survey of the site, finalisation of suitable pre-fabricated and pre-engineered technology, preparation of DPR, tendering process and award of contract, respectively.
Jagran adds that Dr. Kotwal also directed to keep him continuously informed about the action being taken for creating the infrastructure. Further stressing that the infrastructure should be created following the directions of the National Medical Commission (NMC), he has further clarified that there should be no encroachment of any kind on the land designated for the medical college.