Union Health Minister JP Nadda has on Friday assured senior Congress parliamentarian Jyotiraditya Scindia to soon remove all the hurdles in establishing a medical college in Shivpuri.
He also assured that in people’s interest, the college would soon be constructed.
Nadda told this in reply to the query by Congress’ chief whip Scindia in lok Sabha. He had raised the issue of unnecessary delay in construction of medical college in Shivpuri.
He raised the issue during question hour, saying, “If we want to build a healthy society, besides institutions like AIIMS, we should expand health services at district level too.
Keeping this in view, the then Union Health Minister Ghulamnabi Azad had on February 8, 2014 had sanctioned a medical college in my constituency Shivpuri with an estimated cost of Rs 190 crore.”
He further said that thereafter, orders in this regard were issued from his Ministry within three days and land was allotted. An MoU was also conducted in August, 2015, but it was a pity that the college building could not be completed yet. He alleged that the colleges sanctioned after Shivpuri’s, have been completed and admission of students would commence soon.
Scindia requested Nadda to form a high-level probe committee to overcome all the hurdles in the construction of the building. In Madhya Pradesh, it is being told that a DPR in this regard needs to be approved at government level.
Scindia further sought to know as when the medical college in Shivpuri would be constructed, as when the academic session would commence, when posts of faculties would be sanctioned and as when the Medical Council of India (MCI) would grant permission to this college.
Scindia also expressed gratitude to Nadda for not allowing shifting this medical college to some other place. He said that there were efforts to shift this sanctioned college to some other town in Madhya Pradesh, but on his request, the union Health Minister did not allow this on his request.