Maharashtra government is all set to revamp and refurbish the Nagpur medical college in next three years as Asia’s best medical college, equipped with all state-of-the-art machineries, and has sanctioned Rs75 crore for the complete overhaul.
For this mega project, Rs25 crore will be given in three phases over the next three years.
Briefing about the state’s ambitious plan, Nagpur’s Guardian Minister and State Power Minister, Chandrashekhar Bawalkule, said, “State government has plans to develop Nagpur Medical College as Asia’s number one medical college, where all state-of-the-art health-care facilities will be provided for patients under one roof.”
The state recently purchased Rs3 crore Lasik laser surgery machine, which is a first in any government hospital in central India, which was made operational for public use on Saturday (May 13).
Bawalkule further added, “This is the second such machine in state procured after Mumbai’s JJ hospital. In private hospitals, patients roughly spend Rs50,000 for a laser surgery, but in Nagpur medical college, the surgery will be done at much cheaper rate. This will benefit poor patients.”
Bawankule aim is to provide health-care facilities to poor patients at affordable rates, so that extreme economically-weaker patients can also avail the state-of-the-art medical services.
Nagpur medical college is the biggest state government-run hospital in the central India. Thousands of patients from Telangana, Chhattishgarh and Madhya Pradesh also visit here to seek better medical facilities.
State has already disbursed Rs25 crore for trauma centre and additional Rs64 crore will be needed to start three ICU’s at the Nagpur medical college, informed Nagpur medical college Dean, Abhimanyu Niswade.