Construction of Pune Municipal Corporation’s medical college set to start soon

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The construction work of the Pune Municipal Corporation’s medical college on Raja Bahadur Mill Road is likely to begin soon.

The civic body has a plan to commence construction work of classrooms. A proposal regarding the same has been tabled before the standing committee. The construction will begin on the premises of a municipal school near Naidu hospital. Two separate tenders worth Rs1.6 crore have been finalised for the same. The civic body had submitted a proposal for setting up of a college to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences in August 2020.

“The space for college has been finalised. Patients from the Naidu hospital will be shifted once the construction starts,” said PMC commissioner Vikram Kumar.

The standing committee is expected to take call on it next week. The PMC has completed the process of trust formation for ‘Bharatratna Atal Bihari Medical College.’ An educational trust for it has been formed, which includes elected members of the corporation.

The civic body had formed a special committee in August 2019 to study the operation of municipal medical college. The PMC’s medical college is being developed on lines of the one run by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation in Gujarat. A delegation had visited Ahmedabad and studied its functioning.

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