PM To Inaugurate A New Medical College in IIT Kharagpur

Date: 23-Feb-2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to inaugurate a new medical college, namely the Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at IIT Kharagpur virtually today. Along with the inauguration, the Prime Minister will also address the 66th convocation ceremony of IIT Kharagpur at 12:30 pm. Governor of West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankar, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Union Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre are also reported to be present in the event. This not only adds another medical college in West Bengal but also uplifts the level of medical education and health care in the state, the new college being a part of IIT Kharagpur. 

The new medical college is a super specialty hospital set up by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur with support from the Union Education Ministry is driven by the Prime Minister's vision that India's future will be shaped by investment in science and innovation and driven by research talent, according to the Prime Minister's Office.

The medical admissions to various MBBS, post graduate and doctoral programmes are expected to start in the academic year 2021-22.  The new hospital will be providing services like biomedical, clinical and translational research, development of remote diagnostics, telemedicine, teleradiology coupled with research in drug design and delivery, according to a PTI report. 

 

Source: Business Today

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