Agencies have been invited by Pune Municipal Corporation to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) from concept to commissioning of a medical college that will have 100 seats and a 500bed hospital.
The civic body recently uploaded the details of its proposal on its website which said other corporations like Mumbai and Thane established medical colleges many years ago and these institutes are the backbone of public health care system in those cities. The PMC is planning to replicate a similar model in the city.
The medical college was announced in the annual budget for 2017-18 by the standing committee with an initial allotment of Rs 15 crore.The administration has initiated further steps for the appointment of a consultant.
According to standing committee chairman Murlidhar Mohol, the project after its completion would play a vital role in the city's public health services.
“The city is expanding and healthcare is among the few sectors the civic administration will have to focus on.This project is among many others in the public health sector. We hope the project will start at the earliest,“ Mohol said.
Officials from the PMC's health department said besi des the appointment of a consultant, a committee was also being constituted to look after the project's progress. The committee will primarily ensure that the project will receive permissions and the project will not face any technical hurdles.
Officials said they planned to set up a new medical college with 100 annual admissions and a hospital with 350 beds to be increased to 500 beds, one UHTC and three primary health centres.