The Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) is all set for a big leap. Maharashtra government, thanks to efforts by Deputy Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis has granted Rs 600 crore under various heads for the college. The money has come as a big gift to the institution this year when it is celebrating its 75th anniversary of the founding of GMCH.
GMCH dean Dr. Raj Gajbhiye is giving all the credit for the huge amount to Fadnavis. The money will be used to renovate the medical college’s structure as well as other facilities. “It has come as a big bonanza for in its 75th year,” he said.
The money will be used for a complete makeover of the college which includes landscaping, beautification, construction work, and setting up of new units.
The college has also got Rs 78 crore for the proposed Government Cancer Hospital which was otherwise dumped by the government after many years of perusal. The hospital will be set up in the TB ward area of the GMCH’s 250-acre campus. The idea is to construct a three-story building with 110 bedrooms.
The GMCH already has a swimming pool, tennis court, and gymnasium. Now a large amount will be used for new tennis and badminton courts, cricket, hockey, and football pitches, spectator balconies, etc.
Another long-awaited project at GMCH, the robotic surgery unit will also get going this year. Dr. Gajbhiye who is a surgeon himself said that this new facility will give wings to surgical interventions in the hospital.