Construction will be completed in three years
A fund of 77 crore has been sanctioned for the construction of administrative building of Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (Mayo). The construction has already begun. Within three years, the building will be ready and it will be transferred to the Mayo administration. From this building, the work of various departmental laboratories, lecture halls and e-libraries along with the governing office will be carried out. In particular, this building will remove the errors pointed out by the ‘MCI’ every year.
Mayo Hospital commenced in 1862 with the name of ‘City Hospital’. Later, it was taken over by the Municipal Corporation as a charitable dispensary. Later, the hospital’s responsibility passed on to the Department of Medical Education. Today Mayo is known all over Vidarbha and it is also famous in five neighboring states. The hospital is situated on 38.66-acre. It has some buildings which are more than 100 years old. The court had pointed this out, thereby facilitated Mayo’ development and expansion. During the last six years, a multipurpose building, a new emergency department, boys’ hostel, and a ‘surgical complex’ were constructed. In the last three years, the Mayo administration was trying to get the administrative building constructed. At last 77 crore 64 lakh 80 thousand rupees have been sanctioned for construction.
It is to be noted that Mayo dean’s cabin will be situated in the administrative building. Along with this, the laboratories of micrology, pathology, pharmacology, and the department of medical Jurisprudence will be housed in the same.
There will be an independent e-library for graduate and post graduate students. There will be six lecture halls, along with a separate space for canteen and parking facilities on ground floor.
The Laundry, Drug Store, and Physiology sections of Mayo were from British era. These buildings had become rickety. They were demolished to make way for the construction of new administrative building.
In particular, the former Robinson Medical School, then the building with the office of the Medical Superintendent, has also been pulled down. Many former students have saved their photos in their mobile phones to retain all these old memories.