CM of Punjab lays foundation for Sangrur medical college
Sant Attar Singh State Institute of Medical Sciences in Mastuana Sahib would be constructed at a price of 345 crore and open for business in April of the following year on a campus of 25 acres.
Friday saw the Sant Attar Singh State Institute of Medical Sciences’ foundation stone being set in Mastuana Sahib in the Sangrur district by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann.
The project will also upgrade the Sangrur civil hospital from 220 to 360 beds, build a nursing school, separate dormitories for boys and girls, sports fields and a pavilion for students, an open-air theatre for extracurricular activities, faculty apartments, and a commercial centre, according to Mann.
Announcing the project’s enlargement of the approach road from National Highway 7 to the state institute of medical sciences from 5.5 to 7 metres, including the four-laning of the road in front of the college, he gave officials the go-ahead to assure the timely completion of construction.
The chief minister stated that the institute will advance his government’s aim to offering affordable, high-quality healthcare. Mann recalled Sant Attar Singh’s role in advancing education in the area and said, “This project will be a humble and suitable memorial to religious leader Sant Attar Singh, who disseminated the message of universal love, peace, and communal harmony.”
According to the CM, Sangrur will become a regional centre for medical education as a result of the establishment of the medical college.
At the event were state cabinet ministers Harpal Singh Cheema, Aman Arora, Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer, and Lal Chand Kataruchak.