A new medical college will soon come up in the eastern suburb premises of Govandi Centenary (Shatabdi) hospital, which is currently undergoing expansion by the civic body. The proposal for the hospital has been sent for affirmation to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis. The hospital scheduled to be built for the medical college would be 1000 bedded. This will be the largest tertiary care institute in the eastern suburb region. The meeting regarding the same had taken place recently at the residence of Mayor.
According to Bombay Municipal Commission’s additional municipal commissioner Sanjay Deshmukh, “We have MMRDA grounds nearly two km away from the hospital where infrastructure is available for the medical college. We are just waiting for the government’s approval.” This hospital will be one of the largest healthcare units in the state, where people of the region could afford healthcare facilities at limited costs.
The Medical Council of India, in its guidelines had mentioned that in order to open a medical college, it should have at least a 300 bed hospital for its first year. The proposed medical college at Govandi will have over 1000 beds, making it easy for the college to get approval from the Medical Council of India. An inspection of the plot and overall plan of the infrastructure will be made by the Medical Education and Research officials. Once the government approves the plan and it gets a green signal from the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s office, the work of the medical college will begin.