Chandigarh mulls handing over Multi Speciality Hospital to private players to establish medical college with 100 MBBS seats
Chandigarh: The UT government is contemplating handing over the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital Sector 16 (GMSH 16) to a private player so that it can be upgraded into a medical college with 100 MBBS seats.
This comes in view of the central scheme under Niti Ayog which allows the new or existing private medical college to be linked with the functional district hospital through public-private partnership (PPP) mode.
Following the scheme, the total beds of the district hospital will be distinguished in two ways; half of the beds will be marked as 'market beds' and the rest as 'regulated beds'. Those identified as market beds will have a market price while the regulated beds will be subsidized. Moreover, the entire infrastructure of the hospital will also be handed over to the private player who will upgrade it and in exchange, the corporate will establish the medical college and operate the OPD services.