Pune: PMC Gets State Government Approval To Start Medical College

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Mehab Qureshi

Pune, December 1, 2020: The Maharashtra state government has approved the proposal of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) for building a medical college on the premises of Naidu Hospital within 15 days.

The civic body has also submitted the proposal of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical College to the National Medical Commission (NMC) which regulates medical education and medical professionals.

The deadline for filing the proposal was November 30. Due to the Coronavirus(COVID-19) situation, the Center had extended the deadline for filing the proposal till December 15. However, the proposal of PMC has already been filed and accepted.

“Before the final approval of the council, the council committee will meet in Pune in January-February 2021 and the necessary preparations have been initiated”, said Rubal Agarwal, PMC Additional Municipal Commissioner.

Meanwhile, PMC Mayor Muralidhar Mohol said, “We have received the approval of the state government in just 15 days. This day has become a milestone for the city as a proposal for a medical college has been filed. This medical college will further improve the health services of the city. The college will start in the next academic year.”