Anantnag: The much-awaited Government Medical College (GMC) Anantnag campus located at Dayalgam is likely to miss another deadline.
Administrative Officer Showkat Ahmed Ganai said that two batches of students will still have to operate from makeshift accommodation in GMC Hospital at Janglat Mandi, an erstwhile district hospital building.
“We were always being assured that today or tomorrow they will be shifted to the main campus at Dayalgam, but to our dismay, 20% of construction work is still incomplete. There are no facilities in boys’ and girls’ hostels. Even, no benches are there in the lecture hall,” a group of students said adding that the work on the main campus is going on since 2019.
A couple of months ago, authorities said that the college authorities will take over five blocks of the college within two weeks but that has not happened yet.
Pertinently, the college’s foundation stone was laid in May 2016 by the then Union Health Minister J P Nadda, and the then Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti got the approval of 100 MBBS seats in 2019 from the National Medical Commission.
The job to construct the college was entrusted to Jammu and Kashmir Project Construction Corporation (JKPCC) Limited but so for it has missed many deadlines.
The present Administrative Officer Showakt Ahmed Ganai told news agency Kashmir News Trust that the campus is being constructed on modern lines and 20 percent of work is still incomplete. He said that the new batch will be shifted directly to the new campus in the coming months while the two old batches will have to operate from makeshift accommodation in GMC Hospital. (KNT)