Govt meets KPC group for Medical College

SHILLONG: The Health and Family Welfare Department on Monday held a meeting with the KPC group in the presence of officials of Law and Finance departments to chalk out the strategies for the construction of the much delayed Shillong Medical College and Hospital.
Health Minister AL Hek said there are minor issues with regard to land allotment to the firm and increasing the fee structure for the students of Meghalaya.
The fees for some of the medical courses in the proposed college are likely to increase as the project was conceptualised way back in 2012 but the project has been delayed and the revision of fee structure is bound to happen, an official said.
Last year, the state government had decided to shift the proposed Shillong Medical College and Hospital from Jhalupara to Umsawli.
Former chief minister Mukul Sangma had in 2017 laid the foundation stone for the state’s first medical college in the existing Reid Chest Hospital in Jhalupara, five years after the MoU was signed.
The initial project cost was Rs 250 crore but it will be escalated to around Rs 350-400 crore since the project has been delayed for over 6 years.

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