The Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women, the first medical college for women in the government sector of Haryana, will be inaugurated on March 8, 2013.

Last Updated: 2013-03-05T12:03:06+05:30

Haryana to Have Medical College for Women

Chandigarh: The first medical college for women in the government sector of Haryana is all ready to be launched on March 8, 2013. Declaration for the same was recently made by Rao Narendra Singh, the Minister of Health of the state. On March 8, Sonia Gandhi, the Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), will officially dedicate the Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women, at Khanpur Kalan in Sonipat district (50 km from New Delhi) to the people of Haryana, he informed. The inaugural function will be presided over by Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the Chief Minister of Haryana.
Speaking more about the upcoming college, the Minister pointed out that, this women's medical college is being set up in government sector after a gap of around 100 years, as last such college, the Lady Harding Medical College in Delhi, was established in the year 1914. March 8 is also celebrated every year as the International Women’s Day and this noble initiative will surely help women of Haryana in many ways, he affirmed.
As per source, the foundation stone for this college was also laid by Sonia Gandhi in the month of March 2009. The first phase of construction including the administrative block and residences have been built at a cost of Rs 475 crore , whereas Rs 50 crore have been spent to assemble world class infrastructure with state-of-art machinery and equipment. However, the total estimated cost of this all-women medical institute is Rs 700 crore, the minister informed.
Apart from the upcoming medical institution, Haryana already has its all-women University at Khanpur Kalan in Sonipat district, known as ‘the Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya (BPSMV)’. Providing optimal education to over five thousand students, already enrolled at its various colleges, the University holds a distinction of being the first women’s University in North India.
- By Madiha Wasi
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