K J George lays foundation stone for medical college

Administrative nod to release 136 crore for government medical college in Kodagu, says Home Minister 

With the foundation stone laying for the medical college, the beginning step towards he fulfillment of the long pending demand of a Medical College in Kodagu district, was taken on Monday.

Home Minister and Kodagu district in-charge minister K J George performed the ground breaking ceremony and laid the foundation stone for the medical college near Karnangeri in the outskirts of Madikeri. 

The Home Minister said that the State government will establish medical colleges in Kodagu and other six districts in the State and an administrative nod has been given towards the release of Rs 136 crore for the Government medical college in Kodagu. A link road will be constructed from Abbi Falls road to the medical college. Also, government will stress on the development of Raja seat and the development of roads in the state.

MP H Vishwanath said that the dream of Late Gundu Rao, MLA Appacchu Ranjan, K G Bopaiah and others, to start a medical college has been brought into reality by the Congress lead state government, he said. As much as Rs 4.600 crore of  housing loans availed by poor people has been waived by the state government and 11 lakh people in the state have been benefited by the loan waiver, he said.

MLA Appacchu Ranjan, who presided over the function said that the proposal to start a medical college was submitted by the last BJP government and has sanctioned Rs five crore. But, the Siddharamaiah government has provided Rs 136 crore, he said.

District Surgeon Dr Muthappa said that the college will be built at a 28.11 acre land in 18 months. The campus will have hostels for students, and quarters for doctors.

MLC T John, former minister M Nanaih, Zilla Panchayat President B Shivappa, ZP Health standing committee President Mani Nanjappa, Mysore IGP Ramachandra Rao, DC Anurag Tiwari , SP M N Anuchet, ZP CEO Shrividya and others were present.

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