Government to open up more medical colleges
The Health Ministry now plans to have new medical colleges in India. More seats would also be created in the institutes run by the government. This was announced by the Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad while attending the 31st convocation of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER).
The scheme would cost around Rs 1350 crore. This would be soon implemented and is expected to strengthen the quality of medical education in India.
Apart from this 269 new nursing colleges would also be opened to further strengthen the para-medical infrastructure. Better and improved medical facilities would thus be provided to the people in India and all kinds of communicable diseases would be eradicated soon. India also expects to become a medical hub for the cancer treatment in the years to come.
4000 additional seats in medical colleges have been created by the medical colleges that are run by the central government.