Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, West Bengal on February 23.
According to an official statement, the Prime Minister will also address the 66th Convocation of IIT Kharagpur. West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar, Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Union Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre will also be present on the occasion.
The super specialist hospital was set up by IIT Kharagpur with the support of the Ministry of Education.
“The institute is inspired by the Prime Minister’s vision that India’s future will be shaped by investments in science and innovation and driven by his research skills. This hospital is therefore the product of fusion of technology and health care, “the statement read.
The hospital will focus on robust biomedical, clinical and translational research, development of remote diagnostics, telemedicine, teleradiology, and drug design and delivery research.
The institute’s MBBS program is expected to start from the 2021-2022 academic year in addition to the postgraduate and doctoral programs.