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New medical college

Tata Steel will gift the city a state-of-the-art medical college by 2014-end and has also started talks with well-known eye care facility and research centre LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad for a knowledge-sharing deal with Jamshedpur Eye Hospital.

Tata Steel managing director T.V. Narendran made these welcome announcements on the sidelines of the inauguration of the renovated Kantilal Gandhi Memorial Hospital at Bistupur.

According to Narendran, the medical college will come up in association with Manipal Hospital on Ardeshir Dalal Memorial Hospital campus in New Baridih.

“Manipal Hospital will run and manage the existing set-up at Ardeshir Dalal Memorial Hospital as well as the medical college,” Tata Steel MD Narendran added.

“We have the necessary clearances from Medical Council of India and Union health ministry. Construction work is expected to begin later this year,” Narendran added.

The college will come up at at a cost of Rs 100 crore.

“We are hopeful of forging a partnership with LV Prasad Eye Institute for improving facilities at Jamshedpur Eye Hospital in Sakchi. Specialists from Hyderabad will regularly visit the city,” said G. Ramdas, general manager, Tata Steel medical services.

Tata Steel and Medica Group will also open multi-specialty 500-bed hospitals at Kalinganagar and Gopalpur in Odisha.