DHANGADHI: Works are underway to operate the under-construction Geta Medical College in the fiscal year 2077/78 BS.

The under-construction college in Sudurpaschim Province aims at operating classes as soon as the infrastructure construction is completed. The basic required physical infrastructure of the medical college would be completed in the current fiscal year (2076/77 BS), Geta Medical College Physical Infrastructure Development Committee informed.

The Committee's Director Bhim Bahadur Saud said the concerned ministry has been formulating the modality required to operate the medical college. It has been reported that the college could be operated once related laws are formulated, as presently, there are complexities in that regard.

The work on basic infrastructure, which was targeted to be completed in one, has six months left and will be completed on time, Director Saud said and added that the Committee has been preparing to handover the college building in three months.

The construction of 27 infrastructures is underway while the construction of college building, hospital and hostel in the campus are near completion, according to engineer at the committee, Pawan Rawal.

He said 80 per cent of the work of college building has been completed and finishing touches are being given to the inner part of the building. Also, the doors and windows are being installed and the trench is being dug.

Likewise, the administration building being built with an estimated Rs 130 million has had its deadline extended to mid-September. Presently, only 55 per cent of the construction of administration building has been completed, engineer Rawal informed.

According to the masterplan, all the infrastructure will be built by the fiscal year 2080/81 BS.

The government had announced the construction of Geta Medical College in 2066/67 BS. Until now, Rs 3.5 billion has been spent in the construction of 27 infrastructures, the engineer informed and added that an estimated Rs 7 billion will be required to complete the construction of the medical college.