This will be Karnataka’s second such institution, after Bangalore!
Union Labour Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge, who was responsible for sanctioning and establishing Karnataka’s and the country’s first medical college from the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) in Bangalore, will be setting up the second medical college from ESIC in his home district of Gulbarga.
The Union Labour Minister made the announcement after inaugurating the state-of-the-art ESIC Model Hospital at Rajajinagar in partnership with Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research Unit.
The senior Congress leader said it would be possible to set up the proposed medical college in Gulbarga next year itself if the state health department cooperated with his ministry. The government hospital in Gulbarga should be given to the ESIC for two years to comply with the formalities related to setting up new medical college. We will return the hospital to the State government after two years and move to the campus of the new medical college. The government can even use the hospital then to set up its own medical college.