College : Did PM Modi inaugurate the incomplete Fatehpur Medical College? – reality check
On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a day visit to Purvanchal of Uttar Pradesh. During this visit he inaugurated new medical colleges in Siddharthnagar along with eight other districts of Uttar Pradesh.
Describing it as a big achievement in the election environment in the state, BJP’s Uttar Pradesh unit asked the question, “Ever in the history of Uttar Pradesh, so many medical colleges have been inaugurated simultaneously? Why this was not happening earlier and why it is happening now, why this is happening now?” There is only one reason, political will and political priority: PM @narendramodi.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself also informed by tweeting that he is going to start nine medical colleges from Siddharthnagar.
But in these nine medical colleges, a dispute has started regarding the medical college of Fatehpur district. The opposition has alleged that the medical college was inaugurated despite being a half-built building. At the same time, the administration of this school claims that a facility to run a medical college has been prepared.
In fact, Amar Shaheed Jodha Singh Ataiya Thakur Daryanv Singh Medical College of Fatehpur is being prepared at a cost of 212 crores. There is project information on the board in front of the college, according to which the construction work of this medical college started on 8 March 2019 and was to end on 07 March 2020, but still the construction work is going on here.
There is also information on this board that the construction and design services department of Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam was getting the medical college constructed and a company named Global Sanitary Infra Private Limited is its constructor.
When the local media team reached to cover the inauguration program of the medical college, it was seen that the construction work is going on in full swing in the campus. In such a situation, it was natural to ask whether the Prime Minister got this medical college inaugurated in a hurry?
From outside, the building of the Medical College seems to be under construction and an attempt was also made to decorate the batis used in construction on its big buildings with BJP colored clothes.
- Information about being under construction only from BJP worker
In fact, the world first came to know about the construction of this medical college through a tweet by Kishan Shukla of Fatehpur. According to Kishan Shukla’s Twitter profile, he is the city president of BJP Yuva Morcha from Fatehpur.
In his tweet, Kishan wrote that on the instructions of the state office, he reached Fatehpur Medical College to take stock and got information about the “college under construction” from an engineer named Mayank. In the tweet, Kishan has put four pictures, seeing that it seems that the work of construction of the medical college is yet to be done.
When the talk of the college being incomplete started spreading on social media and people started raising questions, later Kishan Shukla also tweeted pictures of the lab, library and lecture room of the medical college which seems to be completely intact.
- Construction complete or incomplete?
When the BBC team reached the Medical College, located eight kilometers from Fatehpur city, and tried to take photographs of the structures and buildings under construction there, the guards posted on the campus came and said that taking photographs is not allowed.
Dinesh Kumar Singh, a supervisor posted in the medical college campus, said, “The medical college is being built here and it is almost 80 percent complete and it may take six months to complete the work. It was inaugurated on Monday.”
On the second day of the inauguration, many workers were seen working on the buildings and in the premises and some even told that only more than 50 percent of the construction work has been completed. Many workers were also seen cutting bars, piping and painting on Tuesday.
- What does the minister in charge of Fatehpur district have to say?
When Prime Minister Modi was inaugurating nine medical colleges from Siddharthnagar, the state cabinet minister and district in-charge minister Ramnaresh Agnihotri was the chief guest of the ongoing program in Fatehpur Medical College.
On the question of the inauguration of the medical college under construction, he said, “The medical college has opened completely, the minor works that are left will continue to be done gradually. Even in the house, we build houses, enter it. Even after that, some minor work remains in it, somewhere of pipe, somewhere of electricity, somewhere else, it keeps happening later.
Ramnaresh Agnihotri said this, “The medical college has started. Patients are also reaching a lot and all the nine medical colleges that are open are operational. Admission will be done on time and the session will run according to the time.”
BJP MLA Karan Singh Patel from Bindki, Fatehpur also attended the medical college program. He said about the incomplete construction of this medical college, “It has just been inaugurated, the arrangement for the treatment of patients will also start. There is no doubt in that. The inauguration has happened. Admission is started in this session after the inauguration.” And the whole system is complete. There is no shortage of any kind, there is a little too much. There is nothing in it, it has already been completed.
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RP Singh, Principal, Fatehpur Medical College says, “The requirements of a medical college are phase-wise. In the first year, we need only three departments – Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry. Along with that, library and lab. Apart from this, the hostel of the students is optional and should be a running hospital. In this, the government has acquired the district hospital for the medical college. There are plans to upgrade the district hospital also to become a part of the medical college.
The principal of the medical college believes that there is no need to wait till the entire medical college is built to start the course.
Dr RP Singh says, “Our three departments Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry are fully prepared to start the course. The first year blocks are on the ground and first floor of the building, and we have both ground and first floor ready, which is our Can be seen in the video. The rest of the second, third and fourth floors will be used in the second and third years, and we will need them from July-August next year. So their work is going on now.”
RP Singh explains about the process of informing this medical college about getting the clearance, “It has got the clearance only after looking at the videography and photography. It is true that it is not 100% ready yet, but it means It is not that the department which we need after three years, then the course should not be started because of that. If there is all the facilities to start a course, then why not start the course as soon as possible.
Medical College Principal Dr RP Singh also shared some videos from BBC in which lecture rooms, libraries and labs are seen ready. But people coming for treatment in the medical college will have to go to the district hospital, about seven kilometers away, for treatment.
- Samajwadi Party called it a “double hoax”
This is the reason why the opposition is making it a political issue in the election environment. The Samajwadi Party tried to surround the Yogi government on Twitter for the inauguration of the unfinished medical college. The party took a jibe from its official Twitter handle, “The work of the medical college is incomplete, yet the inauguration is complete. This is the “double engine” development work of the BJP government dedicated to the public! Prime Minister, despite the Fatehpur Medical College being 25% incomplete. It is a “double deception” by the Chief Minister to inaugurate it. The public will answer.”
Party workers have also reiterated on Twitter that a day before its launch, BJP workers themselves had gone to inspect the unfinished medical college and found it under construction and said the same on Twitter.
- What do the leaders and residents of Fatehpur have to say
Rakesh Sachan, former Congress Parliament and Congress State Secretary from Fatehpur, said, “The college is still under construction, what was the hurry, where there are patients, where there are doctors, there is a medical college where the medical college is going on. So the inauguration is understandable. It gives a feeling that the BJP has realized that we are not coming into the fight, so they are doing what they can as quickly as they can.”
Umesh Chandra, a resident of Fatehpur is happy with the establishment of a medical college and says, “Fatehpur district is fortunate to have got a medical college, on this pretext, doctors will come, children will be admitted. The surrounding ecosystem will be strong. People’s businesses will increase. “
Amar Singh, former district panchayat member from Fatehpur and local Samajwadi Party leader, says, “It is not in running condition now and he has dedicated it. All this is happening only because of the elections. The election is standing on the head.” And want them to get the benefit of it.”
Rakesh Kumar, a youth from Fatehpur, says, “There has been a little haste from the government. Very good thing for the district. We hope that the poor who had to face problems and had to come to Kanpur for treatment, they will get treatment and better treatment in the district itself. For this we want this building to be ready soon. Be.”