Staff Correspondent

Raichur: The ongoing work on improving infrastructure at the Government Medical College here is expected to be completed by March to facilitate the conduct of second year MBBS classes from the next academic year.

The second phase of civil work involving construction of additional classrooms, library and laboratories has been taken up at an estimated cost of Rs. 40 crore. Already, 40 per cent of the work has been completed.

Meanwhile, the ongoing work on museums of all major branches such as physiology, anatomy and microbiology is expected to be completed by December.

The Government had recently floated tenders for the proposed establishment of a 500-bed hospital as an additional attachment to the Government Civil Hospital near the medical college at an estimated cost of Rs. 40 crore.

The Public Works Department here has set up a separate sub-division office to supervise the civil work.

The work on the hospital is likely to start next month. The new hospital block should be ready before June to facilitate the conduct of second year medical course.

The college has an intake capacity of 100 students. The 99 students who joined this year are attending classes from August. As many as 94 faculty members have been recruited to conduct classes in all the branches.

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