“We have sent the proposal for the building plan to the department of urban local bodies. We have also asked them to issue a zoning plan. The ownership of the land is with the MCG, however, its possession has already been transferred to the GMDA, which is the implementing authority of this project,” said Madhusmita Moitra, chief town planner, MCG.
The medical college will have 150 MBBS seats and the hospital will comprise 650 beds, with facilities such as an outpatient department (OPD), a 30-bedded emergency area, 40 beds in intensive care units (ICUs) and a 50-bedded trauma centre, said officials.
The superspeciality hospital will have an energy efficient lighting system and will be a low-cost, affordable property, they added. It will start functioning in a phased manner, wherein the OPDs are aimed to be operational from September 2023.
The estimated cost of the project is Rs 679.79 crore while the construction expense will be borne by GMDA, MCG as well as the Shrine board. Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar had announced the project in April 2018 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had virtually laid the foundation stone of the medical college and hospital in September 2019. The CM, in a meeting on February 20, had said that the hospital will be built on the public private partnership (PPP) mode.
The construction will be based on the green building principles and the hospital will also have a pharmacy. Moreover, the entire building will have a canteen and a restaurant and will be under CCTV surveillance.