Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray laid the foundation stone of a medical college-cum-hospital in Alibag in Raigad district on Tuesday in an online feature. The 100-seat university and 500-bed hospital are coming up at a cost of Rs 450 crore in the village of Usar, about five miles from here, officials said.
The medical college with 76 students has already been operating from a temporary campus on an RCF lot as of this year, she added. While Thackeray announced the establishment of a Trauma Care Center in Wadkhal here and said his government is committed to improving the state’s health infrastructure, NCP chief Sharad Pawar addressed the event and said the medical college-cum-hospital is helping people in the region will help a mass scale.
Others to address the meeting included state revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat, who sought a nursing school in the region, and medical education minister Amit Deshmukh, who said the government planned to establish a medical university in each district. Health Minister Rajesh Tope said the state does not have enough doctors for its population size, and medical colleges will play a big role in narrowing the gap.
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