Finance minister Harpal Singh Cheema on Monday said that his department has released ₹ 71 crore for Sant Baba Attar Singh State Institute Of Medical Sciences in Sangrur to ensure that the work on this ambitious project is completed in a time bound manner.
In a press communiqué issued here, Cheema said that the Punjab government under the leadership of chief minister Bhagwant Mann was committed to completing the work on this medical college by March 31 next year.
He said that the finance department has also given approval to the creation of 1,020 posts for this institute and the academic session would commence from April 1 next year.
He said that this college with MBBS seats would emerge as a hub of medical education in the entire region.
Giving a brief account of the grants released for this upcoming medical college, Cheema said that an amount of ₹ 49.98 crores has been released to the institute for the construction of boys’ and girls’ hostel, and ₹ 21.19 crores has been released for the extension of existing civil hospital, Sangrur and construction of additional floor in the civil hospital.
The Sant Attar Singh State Institute of Medical Sciences at Mastuana Sahib in Sangrur is being built over an area of 25 acres with an estimated cost of nearly ₹ 345 crores. The civil hospital, Sangrur will also be attached to the medical college. Hindustan Times