SANGRUR: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today August 5, laid the foundation stone for the Sant Attar Singh State Institute of Medical Sciences at Mastuana Sahib which will be constructed on 25 acres in the Sangrur district and cost an estimated Rs 345 crore.
The Chief Minister reaffirmed his government's commitment to providing people with high-quality medical services, saying this institute will be a step in the right path.
The Chief Minister said this project will be a humble and befitting tribute to the great religious leader Sant Attar Singh, who propagated the message of universal solidarity, peace and communal harmony to people. Mann also noted Sant Attar Singh's enormous contribution to bringing education to the entire area.
He said, the project will also upgrade the Civil Hospital Sangrur from 220 to 360 beds, build a nursing school, and build separate dorms for senior and junior girls and boys, among other things.
According to the Chief Minister, the forthcoming medical institute would serve as a hub for providing Punjab in general and the Malwa region in particular with high-quality healthcare and medical education.
He instructed the officers to make sure that this ambitious project was finished on schedule, adding that construction on the college would be finished by March 31, 2023, and classes would start on April 1.