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The Chief Minister Performed Bhoomi Pujan of the New Hospital building of Raipur Medical College.

  • 11 Sep 2023
  • 3 min read

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On September 9, 2023, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel performed the bhoomi pujan of the new integrated hospital building with 700 bed capacity at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Raipur.

key points

  • The construction of a modern well-equipped hospital building for the hospital affiliated to the medical college at a cost of Rs 322 crore will start soon.
  • The Chief Minister also inaugurated the diamond jubilee celebrations of the college at the Medical College Auditorium. Exactly 60 years ago, on September 9, 1963, the Government Medical College of Raipur was established.
  • Deputy Chief Minister T.S. Addressing the program, Singhdev said that the 60 years of journey of Raipur Medical College has been wonderful. The hospital associated with this is a great hope for the people of the state. Asia's most advanced machinery is also available here. Singhdev said that approval has been given for the Genome Sequencing Lab in Raipur Medical College.
  • Renu ji, Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Education Department. Pillay said in the program that Raipur Medical College is the largest tertiary care hospital in the state. In view of the continuously increasing number of patients here, the need for a well-equipped integrated hospital building was being felt for a long time. After the Bhoomi Pujan today, its construction will start soon.
  • Dean Dr. Trupti Nagaria said that its journey started on this day in 1963 with 60 students. Now there are 230 MBBS seats and 150 PG seats. He informed that the capacity of the hospital affiliated to the medical college has increased from 700 beds to 1248.
  • With the increase of 700 beds in the new integrated hospital building, the number of beds here will increase to around two thousand. This will be the only hospital in Central India with a capacity of two thousand beds. With increased facilities in hospitals, people will get better treatment.
  • This is a big step by the state government in the direction of providing the benefits of state-of-the-art health facilities to the people of the state. With its construction, the citizens of the capital will be able to get the facility of a modern super specialty hospital.
  • This 700 bed hospital to be built in Dr. Bhimrao Smriti Chikitsalaya Raipur will have seven floors apart from basement floor, lower ground floor and ground floor. In this hospital, patients will get all the facilities of a super specialty hospital.
  • This integrated new hospital building will be constructed in 70 thousand 896 square meters. Provision for fire fighting system, HVAC system, IBMS system etc. has been made in the building.

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