The Union Labour Ministry has written to the State government to take over the ESIC Medical Complex constructed at a cost of more than Rs. 1,000 crore in Gulbarga city.
Medical Education Minister Sharanprakash Patil confirmed the receipt of the letter from the Union government in this regard.
The ESIC Medical College complex in Gulbarga has facilities to run a medical, dental, pharmacy and nursing college, para-medical institutes and a state-of-the-art super-speciality hospital. It was sanctioned by the then Labour Minister M. Mallikarjun Kharge in the UPA government. The ESIC Medical College has already been inaugurated.
Talking to presspersons in Gulbarga city on Saturday, Dr. Patil said that after finalising the modalities for takeover of the complex, the government would look afresh into all the proposals of starting dental, pharma, and nursing colleges and other para medical institutes.
Dr. Patil promised that all the infrastructure facilities created in the ESIC medical education complex would not be allowed to go waste and every inch of the infrastructure would be used for the benefit of the people. The foundation stone for the ESIC medical education complex was laid by Pranab Mukherjee when he was Finance Minister in the previous UPA government. The ESIC Medical College building was inaugurated by UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi a few months prior to the general elections.