DHUBRI, Nov 7 - The construction of Dhubri Medical College, which aims to enrol students by 2020, is going on in full swing.
While addressing the media about various developmental works of the district recently, the Deputy Commissioner of Dhubri, Anant Lal Gyani, said, “About 23 per cent work of the medical college have already been completed and the construction is going on in full swing.”
To facilitate road connectivity to the upcoming medical college, the administration has taken up a project for three different roads connecting the college, he said, adding, “Out of these three approach roads, the existing Station Road-Mission Road from Bidyapara to the hospital will be reconstructed.”
One of the officials of the PWD said that this road will be made with an amount of Rs 40 crore and the tender for it will be invited after the Diwali festival.
However, the construction of a four-storied building for hospital block, college building, boys’ hostel, girls’ hostel, boys’ interns hostel, girls’ interns hostel, nurse hostel, assistant professors’ residence, demonstrators’ residence, Grade III and Grade IV employees’ residence are also in full swing.
The campus will also have residences of medical superintendent and principal. A dedicated kitchen block, laundry block, incinerator, workshop, canteen and cafeteria have also been planned to be included in the medical college campus. “Some of these buildings have been completed, which are being currently used by the existing civil hospital staff members,” a PWD official said.
The existing Dhubri Civil Hospital is occupying more than 48 bighas of land and for the college, additional 60 bighas of land have been approved. “After the allotment process is completed, works for the cancer hospital in that area will be started,” the DC said.
It may be mentioned here that earlier this year, along with 18 other parts of the State, Bhumi Puja and foundation stone laying ceremony were performed in Dhubri as a joint initiative of the State government and Tata Trusts to open a 150-bed cancer care unit on the premises of Dhubri Civil Hospital which is being converted to a medical college. This cancer care unit will be a second level cancer hospital, where services like chemotherapy, radiation and surgeries will be provided.