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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Railways
RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 415 ANSWERED ON FEBRUARY 21, 2014
QUESTION Setting up of Railway Medical College in Mysore, Karnataka*415. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state;
(a) whether the work regarding setting up of a Railway Medical College in Mysore, Karnataka has commenced, if not, the reasons therefor; and
(b) the time by when it would be established?
ANSWER MINISTER OF RAILWAYS (SHRI MALLIKARJUN KHARGE)
(a) and (b): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) AND (b) OF STARRED QUESTION NO. 415 BY SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR TO BE ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 21.02.2014 REGARDING SETTING UP OF RAILWAY MEDICAL COLLEGE IN MYSORE, KARNATAKA
(a) No, Sir.
(b) To begin with, five locations viz. Chennai, Secunderabad, Guwahati, Lucknow and Kharagpur where Medical Council of India norms with respect to hospital's bed strength, land etc., are more or less being met, have been identified under Phase-I. M/s RITES has been awarded with the work of consultancy for these five locations. Other locations including Mysore shall be considered based on the experience of Phase-I locations. The setting up of Medical Colleges was announced as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) with Railway providing requisite land. Since this is a case of PPP, the process includes finding right private partner fulfilling all the criteria and the project getting clearance from various agencies like Medical Council of India (MCI) etc. and hence no definite time can be given at this juncture.