IIT Kharagpur superspecialty hospital to start OPD by year end

  • | Monday | 21st October, 2019

Kolkata: The superspecialty hospital of IIT Kharagpur - Dr B C Roy Institute of Medical Science & Research - is expected to start its outdoor patients department (OPD) by the end of the year, an institute spokesperson said on Monday. The number of seats in the MBBS course would be raised to 100 with the scaling up of the hospital to 750 beds in phase II, IIT Kharagpur Officiating Director Sriman Kumar Bhattacharyya said. The hospital's board of directors will be headed by the IIT Kharagpur Director and will include senior IIT faculty. Basic diagnostics and treatment will be done by these mobile units, which will reduce the patient load in the hospital, said Satadal Saha, project director and visiting faculty at IIT Kharagpur. The institute has already formed collaborations with All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, Tata Medical Center and South Eastern Railway Hospital.

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