Chandigarh, April 22: In one of the biggest investment in the history of Medical Education Sector, the Punjab Government today sanctioned Rs. 67 crore for construction of buildings of Guru Gobind Singh Medical College Faridkot including Academic Campus and Senate Campus of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences.
Disclosing this here today Mr. Tikshan Sud, Medical Education & Research Minister said that the Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal took personal interest to get these project cleared in a time bound manner. These projects were granted approval in the 76th Executive Committee meeting of Punjab Infrastructure Development Board and were scheduled to be completed within 12 months.
Mr Sud said that it was decided to hand over the construction of these projects to the reputed national/multinational construction companies with proper infrastructure and experience. Medical Education Minister said that by releasing largest ever investment in the Medical Education sector in a single day, SAD-BJP government has fulfilled its promise to provide proper building to Medical College and Baba Farid University. The Minister regretted that Congress government did not pay any heed to Medical Education Sector and only money for salary of employees was released. He said that Rs. 36 crore provided in the Budget got lapsed during Congress regime as Capt. Amarinder Singh did not wanted this University as its foundation stone laid by S. Parkash Singh Badal in 1998.
Mr. Jagjit Puri, Secretary Medical Education giving the details of the project said that Rs. 43.26 crores would be spent on construction of 3 storied building of Guru Gobind Singh Medical Colleges with ultra modern facilities including CCTV. The Academic campus building of Baba Farid University would be constructed at the cost of Rs. 11.20 crores where as Senate Campus building of the University would be built at the cost of Rs. 12.60 crores.
He said that three Nodal Committees have been constituted to supervise the construction of these projects.