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58 district hospitals identified to be upgraded to medical colleges: MOS health

58 district hospitals identified to be upgraded to medical colleges: MOS health

New Delhi: The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Faggan Singh Kulaste through written reply in the Lok Sabha here, informed the Members about the upgradation of 51 district hospitals into medical colleges.

The Ministry administers a Centrally Sponsored Scheme namely, ‘Establishment of new Medical Colleges attached with existing district/referral hospitals’ with fund sharing between the Central Government and States in the ratio of 90:10 for NE/special category states and 60:40 for other States. The total cost of establishment of one Medical College under the scheme is Rs.189 crore. 58 districts in 20 States/UTs have been identified under this Scheme. Detailsare given below:

List of identified States/districts under the scheme for “Establishment of new Medical Colleges attached with existing district/referral hospitals”

S.N. State/UT    Districts
1 A & N Islands 1 Port Blair
2 Arunachal Pradesh 1 Naharlagun
3 Assam 4 Diphu
North Lakhimpur
4 Bihar 3 Purnia
5 Chhattisgarh 2 Rajnandgaon
Sarguja (Ambikapur)
6 Haryana 1 Bhiwani
7 Himachal Pradesh 3 Chamba
Nahan (Sirmour)
8 Jharkhand 3 Dumka
9 Jammu & Kashmir 5 Anatnag
10 Madhya Pradesh 7 Chindwara
11 Maharashtra 1 Gondia
12 Meghalaya 1 West Garo Hills, Tura
13 Mizoram 1 Falkwan
14 Nagaland 1 Naga Hospital
15 Odisha 5 Balasore
Baripada (Mayurbhanj)
16 Punjab 1 SAS Nagar
17 Rajasthan 7 Alwar
18 West Bengal 5 Birbhum (Rampur Hat)
Cooch behar
Diamond harbour, South 24 Paraganas
Raiganj, North Dinajpur
19 Uttar Pradesh 5 Faizabad
20 Uttarakhand 1 Almora
Total 58

The objective is to establish 58 medical colleges with intake capacity of 100 in each to increase 5800 seats at the undergraduate level in Government sector. The concerned State Governments have been requested to submit Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) in this regard. 51 districts have been approved till date. So far, funds to the tune of Rs.1504.73 core have been released to the State Governments for the approved districts under the Scheme.

As per the MoU signed with the States under the Scheme, it is for the State Governments to provide land for the project and ensure timely completion of works. The Ministry has requested the State Government of Himachal Pradesh for early finalization of forest clearance for New Medical College at Hamirpur.

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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan February 8, 2017, 10:23 am

    Most of the District Hospitals across the country are not up to the mark to admit 100 Students annually . Therefore it is wise to permit 50 admission / anum til they full full needs of MCI and Health university . Just by accepting the under taking for 100 admission could be a disaster. Like it happened in some of Medical colleges In Karnataka. It more than 10 years ,till date they are Running ( ruined) the show same old shabby 300 beded District hospitals. With out necessary infrastructure, facilities and equipments. and with Frequent change in Faculty with out being part teaching earlier. The medical students are busy moving in the corridors aimlessly. They Will be happy as long as they attendance and assessment marks to eligibility to appear for the university exams . Now days it is cake walk to clear these exams. Those who get less than 10 % Marks In preliminary exams ( held just before the final paper). Also pass out , nothing less than a miracle. When it comes to performance and clear the compitative exams like NEET and other Tests like EXIT , they not only oppose, even go on for protest march, law suit. Any way one thing is sure they have placement in P H C s to make pocket full of money. And make an extra bucks by pricing injections which makes happiness in the minds of innocent people/ patients.( paisa vasool ). Which is unethical but Rampant in Bharath ( Not in India). Good beginning is half done but bad start can be a Disaster…..

  2. There lies acute shortage of doctors in our country,thereby it is the step in right direction.
    The question lies where from are we getting the teaching faculties…..without which even today,certain colleges come under the ambit of derecognition of their degrees both UG and PG.

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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan February 7, 2017, 5:56 pm

    F rhe Greatest Move on the part center to start MEDICAL COLLEGES these places , unlike giving permission to start in ALL ready over saturated / Flooded States that with the Medical colleges and the Karnataka, Tamilnadu , Andrapradesh , Telangana, Maharashtra, Pondicherry. And Kerala. In Fact PERMISSION from starting new colleges or to increase in seats to these states should be denied . I am more than happy with the inclusion of Andamans, Aururachlpradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura and Sikkim should be included with out fail , The U G seats can be restricted to 50 annually ,but the at least 1 PG seat for locals and for the outside state should be given from the start as a special case or consideration to help and promote the Health care of the local population being deprived from proper HEALTH CARE Facilities . The Defense Doctors cab be made use as a Teaching Faculty in the beginning if there is shortage of Teaching staff. At any cost the CITIZENS of these states should get permission to start MEDICAL COLLEGES.Than only we can be proud of our country . I am really happy with the decision taken by Government of India. Dr Ramesh Vardhan. 94481 72069. Directly From my Heart to the Mobile screen…….

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    Dr. V. Venugopal Reddy February 7, 2017, 1:20 pm

    There so many District Hospitals, which are not having Government Medical Colleges. Urgently, takeup those Hospitals for inclusion, as Medical College Hospitals, which serves as Referral Center and improve Medicare.

  5. It is really good to have medical colleges more in number so that many doctors are available for public. irony is that very few come out and join the so called noble profession most of them are set to earn by malpractice. They go to urban areas instead of rural areas. Govt is set to increase number of doctors to serve countrymen of all sects but fails in this direction.There should be more doctors who should keep the people healthy by preventing onset of pathological conditions rather than of doctors who treat after onset of pathology.