The amount will be utilised for developing infrastructure, acquiring equipment and overall upgradation healthcare facilities of the medical college.
RAIGARH (Chhattisgarh): National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited would spend Rs 100 crore to renovate Government Medical College in Raigarh, where the company has 4000-Mw super thermal power station at Lara.
The company has handed over the first installment of Rs 25 crore to Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel at his official residence on December 11, 2019 at Raipur.
Vinod Choudhary, Regional Executive Director (West-II) and M Ramesh, GM, Human Resources of NTPC handed over the cheque.
Among others present on the occasion were Niharika Barik Singh, Secretary, Department of Health, Family Welfare & Medical Education, Govt of Chhattisgarh; M S Ramesh, General Manager (HR) and senior officials of Government of Chhattisgarh and NTPC.
The fund will be invested towards the development of the Raigarh Medical College and strengthen healthcare facilities in the district.
NTPC Limited has committed to extend Rs 100 crore grant for development of Govt. Medical College with a larger objective to strengthen healthcare facilities in the district. The amount will be utilised for developing infrastructure, equipment and overall upgradation of the medical college.
A MoU in this regard has been signed between the NTPC and Govt of Chhattisgarh on November 27, 2019.
Located in eastern part of Chhattisgarh Raigarh Medical, named after state’s veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lakhiram Agrawal, was set up in 2013. But the college lacked faculties and other basic facilities. The medical council of India (MCI) had earlier expressed its displeasure over the dearth of resources in the medical college.