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Setting up Medical Colleges: Main buildings to see completion by 2020

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Jammu: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar who is holding the charge of Health department reviewed the progress made so far on establishments of five new Medical Colleges in the state at a meeting convened, here on Tuesday.
During the meeting, the Advisor asked for expediting the works in double shift where progress is registered low. He further asked for executing the works in full swing on all five colleges and ensure their completion as per given targets. He was informed that the main building of these colleges should be get ready by June 2020 in any case.
The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education Atal Dulloo, Commissioner Secretary R&B Khurshid Ahmed, Managing Director JKPCC M. Raju, Chief Engineer PWD, Director Finance Health department, Director (Coordination) New Medical Colleges, Principals of New Medical Colleges and other concerned senior officers.
The five new medical colleges are coming up at Rajouri, Doda, Kathua, Anantnag and Baramulla.
The chair was informed that to review the progress on works at these colleges, a team from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (GoI) is on state’s visit and conducting inspections at these new Medical Colleges.
While reviewing the status of works initiated for the establishment of these new health institutions, the Advisor was briefed about the progress made so far with regard to the construction of main building of college, hostels, residential quarters and other facilities for the students and the faculty.
College wise status report of works done, to be undertaken along with the deadlines were discussed in detail. It was decided that all the construction works need to be executed in a speedy manner so as to ensure meeting all the deadlines finalized during the meeting.
With regard to the make-shift arrangements for starting the first batch of students in the next year, the concerned Principal Medical College apprised the meeting about the arrangements and other necessary works including repair, renovation works that are undergoing and to be undertaken.
College wise makeshift arrangements were discussed and the executing agencies were accordingly directed to speed up the works ensuring their completion well in time to allow the new batch to start their course at these Medical Colleges.


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