Vagisha Kaushik|Nov 12, 2021
IIT Kanpur, JK Cement to set up super specialty hospital on the campus
IIT Kanpur to have super specialty hospital on the campus as part of the School of Medical Research and Technology (SMRT).
NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT) Kanpur and JK Cement Limited have collaborated to work on a super specialty hospital on the campus as part of the Institution’s initiative to establish School of Medical Research and Technology (SMRT).
IIT Kanpur and JK Cement Limited signed an agreement to collaborate on the project, and JKCL extended the support with funding of Rs. 60 Crore as part of its CSR. The agreement was signed between Abhay Karandikar, director IIT Kanpur and Raghavpat Singhania, managing director JK Cement Ltd among others. “The agreement is part of the IIT Kanpur’s endeavor to bring about a paradigm shift in approach towards medical research and innovation in the country,” added a press statement. The proposed hospital has been named as “Yadupati Singhania Memorial Super Specialty Hospital” to honor the contribution of Yadupati Singhania, a 1975 BTech Civil Engineering alumnus of IIT Kanpur.
The project will be completed in two phases. In the first phase of the project, a 400 bed super specialty hospital, academic residential and service blocks will be set up with a total built-up area of approximately 7,00,000 sqft. It will also set up Centers of Excellence (CoE) for pursuing R&D activities in futuristic medicine, and is planned to be completed in the next 3-5 years. Phase II of the hospital will have 1000 beds, expansion in clinical departments/centers, research areas, inclusion of paramedical disciplines, alternative medicine, hospital management, sport medicine, and public health program, and is planned to be completed over a period of 7- 10 years.
Abhay Karandikar, director IIT Kanpur said “We are extremely grateful for the generous contributions of JKCL towards establishing a super specialty hospital which will benefit both the residents of Kanpur as well as those from other parts of the country. The proposed hospital will be associated with the School of Medical Research and Technology and will play an important role in driving IIT Kanpur’s innovations in medical research and technology.”
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