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3 New Medical Colleges to come up in Assam, 300 MBBS seats to be added


3 New Medical Colleges to come up in Assam, 300 MBBS seats to be added

Each medical college will have 100 MBBS seats for students, 500 beds for patients.

Guwahati: In its enhance the quality of its medical education sector, Assam government is all set to establish 3 new medical colleges in the state. Each medical college is going to have 100 MBBS seats.

Confirmation of this effect was made by the State’s Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma who recently told PTI that the state government will set up three medical colleges in three districts of the state entailing an expenditure of Rs 1,186 crore. Each medical college will have 500 beds for patients, 100 MBBS seats for students, he added.

“In order to achieve the goal of bringing the healthcare facilities to all corners of the state, the government is going to start three new medical colleges at Nalbari, Kokrajhar and Tinsukia,” Sarma told a press conference. The state government has earmarked Rs 398.31 crore for Nalbari Medical College, Rs 382.70 crore for Kokrajhar Medical College and Rs 404.63 crore for Tinsukia Medical College.

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The foundation stone of all the three medical colleges which will add 1500 beds to the existing facilities in the government sector will be laid in early January, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma further said.

Currently, Assam has six medical colleges at Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Silchar, Jorhat, Tezpur and Barpeta. Four more are currently under construction at Dhubri, Lakhimpur, Nagaon and Diphu, which will start functioning from 2020-21.

Once the three announced medical colleges become operational, the state will have a total of 13 medical colleges.

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Source: with agency inputs
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  1. So sad only 6 MEDICAL COLLEGES for such a big State like Assam. Small STATE , not even a state , union triterary like Pondicherry and tiny district like Mangalore are having more than 6 MEDICAL COLLEGES WHAT A PITY ? . REAL IMBALANCE , DISPROPORTIONATE DEVOLOPMENT , STEPMOTHERLY ATTITUDE TOWARDS NORTH EASTERN STATES. DECADES OF OF DISCRIMINATION , DEPRIVED FROM DEVOLOPMENTAL ACTIVITIES. I AM HAPPY TO SEE MANY MORE MEDICAL COLLEGES IN NOT ONLY ASSAM AND ALSO OTHER NE STATES OF OUR COUNTRY.