CHANDIGARH: Haryana Government has decided to set up Kalpana Chawla Medical University on 100 acres of land donated by the panchayat of Kutail village in Karnal district.
This was announced by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, at a meeting held here on Saturday, to review the progress on the construction of Kalpana Chawla Medical College (KCMC).
Next month, Director of the KCMC will present a concept paper on the University, which would have all modern and quality medical services. Various medical colleges, nursing colleges and dental colleges would be affiliated to the University.
Chawla, the first Indian-born woman in space, was among the seven astronauts who were tragically killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia. She was born in Karnal on July 1, 1961, as the youngest of four children.
At least one medical college of 200 seats, a 750 - 1,000 bedded hospital, a dental college and some medical institutes would be set up in the area, in coordination with the Central Government. Construction work on the University complex, which would have facilities on a par with any other medical institute located in the big cities, would be completed in the next four-five years. Besides specialist centres, it would also have paramedical facilities.
Khattar directed the officers to complete construction work on the KCMC and Hospital in a time-bound manner. So far, a sum of `143 crore has been spent on the construction, which would cost a total of `645 crore.