The college, built at a cost of Rs 250 crore, can admit up to 100 students
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the campus of a newly built medical college and hospital in Coochbehar and said the facility meets a long-term demand of the locals.
Work for setting up Maharaja Dipendra Narayan Medical College and Hospital had commenced in February 2019 on a 25- acre land, Banerjee said.
The college, built at a cost of Rs 250 crore, can admit up to 100 students, who would go on to become doctors and serve the state, she said.
The CM hailed the role played by junior doctors over the past nine months in tackling the COVID-19 crisis.
“Junior doctors, as COVID warriors, are working hands-on to help patients. They are doing a wonderful job risking their own health,” she said.