Bhagwant Mann, Chief Minister of Punjab said Punjab will emerge as a hub of education for the world on Sunday, during her inspectional visit to the site of an upcoming medical college in the district. In an official statement, Mann said the medical college, coming up on an area of 20 acres at a cost of Rs 428.69 crore, will be named after Guru Nanak Dev.
The chief minister announced that the design was completed and that construction on this large-scale project will shortly begin. He stated that a hostel facility and a 300-bed hospital will also be built because many students from various states will attend this college. According to Mann, the Punjab government has decided to build 16 medical institutions over the course of five years, bringing the state’s total to 25.
According to him, construction on two medical colleges in Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur as well as the Sant Attar Singh State Institute of Medical Sciences at Mastuana Sahib in Sangrur has already begun. Those who want to pursue medical education will no longer need to travel to nations like Ukraine because they can receive a great education at home, said Mann.
He said that the AAP government’s main focus areas are on health, education, power, and clean water, accusing previous administrations of not giving medical education any priority. Mann reaffirmed that the state government is fully dedicated to upholding the fought-for peace in Punjab and noted that police personnel have been instructed not to spare anyone giving hate speeches and that great efforts are being made to discourage the gun culture.
Mann also visited the site of an upcoming medical hospital that will be named after martyr Shaheed Udham Singh at Hoshiarpur. He further mentioned this project will be of approximately Rs 418 crore and over an area of around 23 acres.