New Delhi : Maulana Azad Medical College will boast a new hostel building an increased capacity of 1,000 hospital beds after the remodelling of its campus, officials from Delhi government said on Thursday.
The decision has come after a meeting convened between PWD Minister Satyendar Jain and department officials earlier in the day.
The minister discussed the remodelling plan of the medical college to focus on design and cost-effective infrastructure.
Under the remodelling plan, the city government will construct a new hostel building and enhance the bed capacity from the current 438 to 1,000. Officials said that this will come as a big relief to the college authorities as well as budding doctors who will get new and improved facilities.
“A new hostel building will be constructed for the Undergraduate and Post-Graduate medical students of Maulana Azad Medical College which will be equipped with advanced facilities. The new hostel building will enhance the capacity of the existing 438 beds to about 1000 beds within the same budget,” a government release quoted Jain.
“A cost-efficient building should be made, taking design efficiency into account so that more students can be accommodated in the hostel. We aim to bring down the cost of building and at the same time not compromise with the strength and design of the structure. The officials should look for innovative ways to achieve this aim,” he added.
Jain also made the announcement on Twitter. “Delhi Government is revamping Maulana Azad Medical College Hostel with advanced facilities using modern technologies. Convened a meeting with PWD officials & architects for the same & instructed the officials to increase the design efficiency & number of rooms in the hostel,” he tweeted.