Pranab to lay foundation-stone for ESIC hospital

The state-of-the-art healthcare complex, comprising medical, dental and nursing colleges and the 500-bed ESIC hospital, will be built at a cost of Rs 790 crore. The Union Ministry of Labour is funding the project, including the construction as well as running the institution after the completion of the work.

The project, first of its kind by the ministry in North Karnataka, aims to provide better healthcare facility to the ESIC beneficiaries coming under the jurisdiction of Gulbarga division, Union Minister for Labour and Employment Mallikarjun Kharge told Deccan Herald.

100 MBBS seats

The medical college will have 100 MBBS seats, while the dental and the nursing colleges will have 50 and 40 seats respectively. Of the total seats in all the three colleges — MBBS, BDS and Nursing — 40 per cent seats will be reserved for state students.

Apart from this, there will be 10 per cent quota each for the children of ESIC beneficiaries and contributors. The intake for students for all the three colleges will be made on the basis of all India competitive examinations. The hospital will have 12 types of ultra modern wards and there will be a super specialty treatment for major health problems. There will be 12 operation theatres, including two emergency and two maternity operation theatres.

The project, which is coming up on 30.4 acres of land, will be constructed on green building concept and it will have hostel facilities for students, accommodations for doctors and other staff, and guest houses for patients and their relatives. The construction is expected to complete in 24 months.

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