Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Chief Minister of Assam, declared on Monday that Guwahati will soon become a leader in medical facilities in the entire South Asian region.
Chief Minister Sarma made the claim during the ‘bhumi pujan’ event for the new medical college that will be erected on the Kalapahar campus and the Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH) in Guwahati’s Fancy Bazar area.
The chief minister also mentioned that this will be the city’s second medical college.
Chief Minister Sarma said during the event, “An 800 bedded medical college will be built here, construction of which will conclude by 2025. It will also have 100 ICU beds. Two of Guwahati’s tallest towers will be installed at the MMCH.”
He also said, “MMCH will become a super specialty hospital, at par with private hospitals. The aim is to introduce MBBS courses by the year 2023.”
He announced that the newly constructed medical college would be known as ‘Pragjyotishpur Medical College.’