Chandigarh, August 8, 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
The Finance, Planning, Excise and Taxation Minister Harpal Singh Cheema on Monday said that the Finance Department has released Rs. 71 crore for Sant Baba Attar Singh State Institute Of Medical Sciences, Mastuana Sahib, Sangrur to ensure that the work on this ambitious project to be completed in a time bound manner.
In a press communiqué issued here, Harpal Singh Cheema said that the Punjab Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was committed to completing the work on this medical college by March 31, 2023.
He said that Finance Department has also given approval to the creation of 1020 posts for this institute and the academic session would commence from April 1 next year. He said that this college with MBBS seats would emerge as a hub of medical education in the entire region.
Giving a brief account of the grants released for this upcoming medical college, Cheema said that an amount of Rs. 49.98 crore has been released to the institute for the construction of boys’ and girls’ hostel, and Rs. 21.19 has been released for the extension of existing Civil Hospital, Sangrur and construction of additional floor in Civil Hospital.
It is worth mentioning here that the Sant Attar Singh State Institute of Medical Sciences at Mastuana Sahib to come up over an area of 25 acres with an estimated cost of nearly Rs.345.00 crores. The Civil Hospital, Sangrur will also be attached to the medical college.