Maha: Nashik to get its first GMCH with 100 MBBS seats, GR issued
Nashik: The medical aspirants in Nashik can now celebrate as the city is going to get its first Government Medical College and Hospital soon. As per the Government Resolution (GR) issued by the State Medical Education Department recently, the new GMCH would be set up on the premises of Maharashtra University of Health Sciences.
The GR has been issued after the State Cabinet's nod on the matter on February 10. The estimated cost of the project would be around Rs 627 crore and now the State Government would approach the Union ministry of health and family welfare and the National Medical Commission for getting approval.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that a new medical college with a capacity of 100 students under Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and a 430-bed hospital attached to it was approved at a recent cabinet meeting in Nashik in February.
The Minister of State for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection and District Guardian Minister Chhagan Bhujbal had instructed the Central Government to immediately submit a proposal to start a post-graduate course in this college in the coming academic year.
A government official has informed the Times of India, that District guardian minister Chhagan Bhujbal has played a vital role in the realization of this project. "Bhujbal had played an extremely vital role in approval of the project from various departments of the state government before it was finally approved by the state cabinet. It's due to his initiative the project has been fast-tracked by the state government," the official said.
Claiming that the proposed GMCH would be developed as a center for excellence in medical education, guardian minister Bhujbal has informed the daily that the total estimated cost for the project includes Rs 263 crore for construction of the building and Rs 120 crore for purchase of the medical equipment.
"As many as 484 vacancies would be created for the medical college and another 986 posts for the hospital," the guardian minister said.
"The state government has decided to make the proposed GMCH a top medical research center. The new GMCH in Nashik would boost the availability of doctors in the state," he added.