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Ahmedabad names civic body-run medical college after Prime Minister Narendra Modi

AMC MET Medical College will be known as Narendra Modi Medical College.

Ahmedabad names civic body-run medical college after Prime Minister Narendra Modi
A proposal to christen the medical college after Modi was unanimously passed in a standing committee meeting held on Thursday.

Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) education trust which runs a medical college in the state, has been named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to the official statement, the Medical Education Trust (MET) runs the college in Ahmedabad’s Maninagar area. “Now, the ‘AMC MET Medical College’, which runs from the campus of AMC-run LG Hospital in Maninagar area of the city, will be known as ‘Narendra Modi Medical College’, announced Hitesh Barot, chairman, municipal corporation’s standing committee.

The statement said that a proposal to christen the medical college after Modi was unanimously passed in a standing committee meeting held on Thursday. The college was built when Modi was Gujarat Chief Minister. “Since this medical college was built during PM Modi’s tenure as Gujarat Chief Minister, everyone was of the opinion that it should be named after Narendrabhai so that people remember his contribution. That is the least we can do for a person who did so much for the state and the city,” Barot said.

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According to the AMC standing committee chairman, nearly 300 medical students take admission in this college every year in under-graduate and postgraduate courses. The educational institute is affiliated to the AMC-run LG Hospital which has 1,050 beds, the statement noted.

The college, founded in 2009 when Modi was Gujarat CM, is one of the three medical colleges run by the AMC MET in the city, as per the statement. Two others are NHL Municipal Medical College and AMC Dental College. “It was Modi’s vision to strengthen medical education in the state by building colleges so that the state gets more doctors to serve people. The AMC has named the college after Modiji as a tribute to his vision,” said Barot, who is also a member of MET.

The statement mentioned that Barot was the first who floated the idea of renaming the college during MET’s executive committee meeting held on Wednesday. The trust accepted Barot’s proposal and submitted the same for consideration during Thursday’s standing committee meeting as an “urgent matter”.

Earlier in 2021, the Gujarat Cricket Association had named the newly built cricket stadium in the Motera area of the city after the Prime Minister, a move which had triggered a controversy.

With inputs from PTI

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