Shri Ram Janaki Medical College & Hospital opened in Samastipur

Once affiliated, the medical college will be able to enroll 120 students in various streams of the MBBS course from the next academic session (2023-24)

Medical College Samastipur

Patna: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated Shri Ram Janaki Medical College and Hospital (SJMCH) at Sarai Ranjan in Samastipur on Sunday. Built at a cost of ₹591 crore, the 500-bed hospital will have medical facilities with modern facilities.

The medical college, which will be the 12th government medical colleges including autonomous Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, has the provision to enroll as many as 100 students in the bachelor in medicine bachelor in surgery (MBBS) course from 2023-24 academic session. A senior officer of the health department said that the process to get the college affiliated to the Bihar University of Health Sciences (BUHS) will be initiated soon to admit students in the MBBS courses.

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There are a total of 16 government and private medical colleges affiliated to the BUHS. Though the IGIMS is managed and run by the state government, it’s not affiliated to the BUHS. Total number of MBBS seats under the BUHS affiliated medical colleges will go up to 2,220 once the newly opened SJMCH gets its recognition.

Officials said that the SJMCH building has been made earthquake resistant. This is a green building. Residential accommodation for the superintendent, principal, doctors, staff and students has been made inside the hospital premises itself. Provision of Dharamshala has also been made for the stay of the family members of the patients.

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After inaugurating SJMCH, the CM inspected various parts of the hospital. Additional chief secretary, health department, Pratyaya Amrit briefed the CM about the existing and proposed medical facilities in the medical college and hospital. A short film based on SJMCH was screened at the event.

CM Kumar at the ceremony said that this hospital has been built with modern medical amenities. “This is a very beautiful hospital. It is inaugurated today, it is a matter of great happiness for me. We have been visiting the hospital since its construction began. With the inauguration, treatment of patients has started here from today. People of this area will not need to go anywhere else for their treatment. Patients will get all types of facilities here. Land has been donated by Shri Ram Janaki Math for the construction of this hospital, hence this hospital has been named Shri Ram Janaki Medical College and Hospital,” said Kumar.

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The Central Government has also supported in the construction of this hospital. This hospital is big and well built. Presently there is a facility of 500 beds but in future work will be done to build a hospital of 1000 beds and the number of enrolment of medical students will also be increased.

Deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, who holds the health portfolio, Union minister of state for home Nityanand Rai and finance minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary were also present.

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