Delhi government has sanctioned Rs 29.59 crore for the construction of temporary pre-fabricated structure with 100 seats in its pursuit to
establish a new Medical College, attached with Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital in Rohini.
The decision was taken during a meeting of the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) under the Chairmanship of chief secretary S K Srivastava.
The construction will facilitate intake of 100 students apart from providing infrastructure for addition of 100 MBBS seats in a year to boost medical education in Delhi.
“By the time the permanent construction is completed at least three batches, that is 300 students (100 students per batch) would have been benefited which is a huge social gain.
“After completion of permanent building the pre-fabricated structure will be used for low-end facilities like labs and storage,” a Delhi government official said.
Approval for construction of medical college under temporary structure will help the Health Department in filing formal application as per Medical Council of India (MCI) norms.
“Experience of other states have shown that colleges are started in temporary structure and then moved to permanent structure with the passage of time.
“The proposed pre-fabricated structure is as good as permanent one with a life of approximately 20 years and can be utilized for the entire life of 20 years without dismantling as the site has been identified carefully and will not cause impediment in the construction of permanent building,” the official explained.
These projects will be completed by March, 2015.