Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at IIT Kharagpur tomorrow through video conferencing.
He will also address the 66th Convocation of IIT Kharagpur. The super speciality hospital has been set up by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur with support from the Ministry of Education.
The institute is inspired by the vision of the Prime Minister that the future of India will be shaped by investment in science and innovation and driven by its research talent.
Taking the legacy of IIT Kharagpur in developing health care technology products further, the hospital will focus on robust Biomedical, Clinical and Translational Research, development of remote diagnostics, telemedicine along with research in drug design and delivery.
The MBBS programme is expected to start from the academic year 2021-22 in addition to Postgraduate and doctoral programmes.