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Five years on, GMC main campus Anantnag still awaits completion

Last Updated on September 25, 2021 at 10:42 am

The main campus building of Government Medical College (GMC) Anantnag campus is still not completed even after five years as foundation stone of the campus was laid in May 2016.

The GMC which got the approval of 100 MBBS seats in 2019 from National Medical Commission (NMC) now has two batches and now has got the approval for the third batch from NMC. However, it is still operating from makeshift accommodation in GMC Hospital at JanglatMandi, an erstwhile district hospital building.

An Official said that next year NMC will conduct another inspection that would decide the recognition to the college. Further he said that if the college is not functional there are chances that they can lose recognition.

One of the officials said that work on the administrative and library block has still not been completed while it is far behind in the two department buildings. He added that hostel’s buildings for boys and girls, and the faculty and the principal quarters were also incomplete.

Principal GMC Anantnag, Dr Tariq Qureshi said that they would start class work from the campus by December. He said that the lecture hall and lab block which is getting completed with all facilities.

Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) General Manager Showkat Ahmad said that by end of this year work will be completed. He said that the truss work on all the 10 blocks is completed and interior work in all blocks are going at a very fast speed. He further said that the landscaping was going on and it would take them only two months to complete the approach roads and walls. “We will equip the campus with all the facilities that are within the scope of DPR,” Ahmad said.