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College plan at Jadavpur TB hospital

Non-resident-Indian doctor K.P. Chowdhury has expressed interest in setting up a 100-seat medi-cal college on the 62-acre grounds that house state-run Kumud Shankar Roy TB Hospital in Jadavpur. Director of medical education C.R. Maity said on Tuesday a memorandum of understanding will be signed on July 25. Chowdhury runs a hospital in the US and another in Malaysia.

Health officials said another UK-based group had backed out of a similar pact signed with the government two years ago.

“Chowdhury proposes to set up a medical college with a 300-bed hospital in the TB hospital compound. The government will lease the land to him and the project has been estimated to cost about Rs 100 crore. However, a portion of the TB hospital will remain as it is,” an official said.

Chowdhury has visited the site twice and submitted a project report to the government.

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