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Harayana govt to set up medical varsity in Karnal

The director of Kalpana Chawla Medical College would present next month a concept paper on the university which would have all modern and quality medical services.

The announcement was made by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at a meeting held here on Saturday to review the progress on the construction of Kalpana Chawla Medical College. Various medical colleges, nursing colleges and dental colleges would be affiliated to the university.

At least one medical college of 200 seats, a 750-1,000 bed hospital, a dental college and some medical institutes would be set up on the area in coordination with the Central Government.

Construction work on the university complex which would have facilities on par with any other medical institute located in bigcities, would be completed in the next four-five years. Besides specialist centres, it would also have paramedical facilities.

The Chief Minister directed the officers to complete construction work on the Kalpana Chawal Medical College and Hospital in a time-bound manner. So far, a sum of Rs 143 crore has been spent on the construction of the college and hospital which would cost Rs 645 crore.

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