SPONSERED ADS

Union cabinet approves establishment of 75 new medical colleges; to add 15,700 MBBS seats

Cabinet approves 75 new medical colleges in the country: Union Minister Javadekar announced that new medical colleges would be set up in under-served regions with no medical college.

BusinessToday.In | New Delhi, Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 19:42 IST

Following a high-level cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Piyush Goyal said at a press conference that the government has approved the establishment of 75 new medical colleges in the country. Javadekar said that the addition would lead to the creation 15,700 more MBBS seats in India.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) said that the medical colleges would be established by 2021-22 and will be attached with existing district and referral hospitals under Phase-3 of the ongoing Centrally Sponsored scheme.

The government plans to boost the availability of qualified health professionals, improve tertiary care in the government sector and utilise infrastructure of district hospitals and promote affordable medical education in the country with this push.

The minister announced that new medical colleges would be set up in under-served regions with no medical college or ones with at least 200 beds. A notification by PIB said that preference will be given to district hospitals with 300 beds.

The government had earlier approved the establishment of 58 new medical colleges in Phase 1 and 24 colleges in Phase 2, apart from the 75 under the Phase 3. Of these, 39 medical colleges under Phase 1 have already become functional, and the rest will be made functional by 2020-21.

The ministers also announced 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in coal mining and associated infrastructure and 26 per cent FDI in digital media. "Cabinet has approved establishment of an international Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI); PM Modi to launch CDRI during UN Climate Summit in New York on 23rd September 2019," said Javadekar. The Cabinet also approved sugar export policy for evacuation of surplus stocks during sugar season 2019-20.

Also read: GST refunds for MSMEs within 30 days, says FM Sitharaman

Also read: FM Nirmala Sitharaman's steps will strengthen India's position as global investment destination, says US Industry

Related Stories

ICSE declares result for Class 10, 12 board exams at cisce.org; here's how to check
ICSE declares result for Class 10, 12 board exams at cisce.org; here's how to check
41,000 Ayushman Bharat centres provided healthcare services to 8.8 cr people amid COVID-19 pandemic: Govt
41,000 Ayushman Bharat centres provided healthcare services to 8.8 cr people amid COVID-19 pandemic: Govt
India-China disengagement: Rajnath Singh reviews situation in eastern Ladakh
India-China disengagement: Rajnath Singh reviews situation in eastern Ladakh
SPONSERED ADS

Latest Stories

'China doesn't play by rules': PolicyBazaar CEO offers to buy back Tencent's stake in parent firm
'China doesn't play by rules': PolicyBazaar CEO offers to buy back Tencent's stake in parent firm
SEBI revamps advisory committee on regulation, development of mutual funds
SEBI revamps advisory committee on regulation, development of mutual funds
TCS Q1FY21 review: IT giant to recover from coronavirus only in FY22
TCS Q1FY21 review: IT giant to recover from coronavirus only in FY22

RECOMMENDED