Chandigarh, Feb 18, 2020: As a tribute to legendary statesman and father of the Indian Constitution Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday okayed the renaming of Government Medical College, SAS Nagar Mohali as Dr. B.R. Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences.
Disclosing this here, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that the upcoming medical college would be instrumental in serving the government’s purpose of providing affordable healthcare to the public, as well as giving students the opportunity to pursue a career in medical education.
It may be recalled that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GoI, had conveyed its decision to establish a medical college in district Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar (Mohali) with enabling provisions for 100 MBBS seats under the centrally sponsored scheme of ‘Establishment of New Medical College attached with the existing District/Referral Hospitals’ having more than 200 bed strength.
The State Government, vide its notification dated January 22, 2020, created 994 posts for the 100 seats of MBBS course at GMC, SAS Nagar (Mohali), with permission to fill up these posts in a phased manner as per the conditions mentioned in the aforesaid notification within a period of five years.