New Delhi: There are 5 medical college that are coming up in Jammu and Kashmir under the Union Government’s Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Establishment of new Medical College, MOS Health, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey recently informed the parliament.
The minister was responding to a question raised in the Rajya Sabha, of whether the Government planned to open any medical college in the rural areas of Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir;
The minister replied that the Health Ministry is implementing a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Establishment of new Medical Colleges attached with existing district/referral hospitals. Under the Phase-I of the scheme, 58 districts have been identified in underserved areas in the country. It includes 5 in Jammu & Kashmir, namely, Anantnag, Baramulla, Rajouri, Doda and Kathua. Further, with the objective of ensuring at least one medical college for every 3 Parliamentary Constituencies and at least 1 Government Medical College in each State of the country, Phase-II of this Scheme has been launched during 2018. Under Phase-II of the Scheme, 24 new medical colleges in 8 States are being established.
Responding to the question on medical college for Kupwara, he responded that during analysis, no such block (consisting of 3 Parliamentary Constituencies) has been identified in Jammu & Kashmir State.
However, the State Government/any Registered Society/Trust/Company is free to set up the Medical College with prior permission of the Central Government under Section 10A of the IMC Act, 1956, he added