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Private university Adamas setting up hospital in Barasat

Hospital by 2021, followed by medical college in another 40 months
Minister Jyotipriya Mallick (left) with Adamas University chancellor Samit Ray in Barasat on Saturday.
Minister Jyotipriya Mallick (left) with Adamas University chancellor Samit Ray in Barasat on Saturday.
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Our Special Correspondent   |   Calcutta   |   Published 23.02.19, 08:38 PM

A private university on Saturday laid the foundation stone of a medical college that would be attached to a referral general hospital in Barasat.

The 1,000-bed hospital to be set up by Adamas University is expected to start operations by the end of 2021 and the medical college after another 40 months, Samit Ray, university chancellor and chairman of Rice Group, said.

The university is run by Sachis Kiron Roy Memorial Trust, which is associated with Roy’s Institutions of Competitive Examinations, better known as the Rice Group.

The four-year-old university offers undergraduate courses in science, arts, commerce, engineering and technology, management and law.

“The last feather in the university’s cap is a medical college. A university education system can’t be complete without a medical college and hospital,” Ray said.

“Adamas University is proceeding towards this completion. Efforts are on to complete the project as fast as possible.”

The medical college and hospital will stand on a 72-acre plot adjacent to the university campus in Barasat on the city’s northern outskirts.

The college will be named Adamas Medical College and the hospital Samit Ray Medical and Research Institute.

A medical college cannot start admissions to an MBBS course without a 1,000-bed referral hospital, according to the Medical Council of India rules.

The hospital would aim to offer treatments in certain specialised areas, Ray said.

A nursing school and a physiotherapy training institute will be part of the hospital. A charitable dispensary and a diagnostic centre will soon start operating near the hospital site, he said.

Ray said Rs 200 crore had been earmarked for the project.

Jyotipriya Mallick, minister in charge of food and supplies, present at the function promised all possible help to make the project successful.

School inaugurated

A new state government-run English medium school in Behala was inaugurated by education minister Partha Chatterjee on Saturday. The tuition and other fees will be much less compared with private English medium schools, the minister said.

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