New Delhi: The government on Thursday cleared the road for setting up a new medical college in Jharkhand under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for Establishment of Medical Colleges attached with existing district or referral hospitals.
The Union Cabinet at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved to transfer the Central Hospital at Karma, Jharkhand under the Ministry of Labour & Employment along with its land and building to the Jharkhand Government free of cost to establish a new Medical College.
The Central Hospital along with its land and building will be transferred to the Jharkhand Government within 3 months. A MoU will be signed between the Ministry of Labour & Employment and the State Government outlining the modalities including transfer/absorption of staff, the cabinet decision said.
The proposal shall lead to enhancement of a number of doctors being trained per year in the country. It will help in the improvement of the healthcare infrastructure in the region resulting in better health care services available to the common people.
It will benefit all people residing in and around Karma, Jharkhand who will be provided better health care facilities, an official statement said. A 150 bedded Hospital (including a 50 bedded TB Hospital in same premises) was established by the Ministry of Labour & Employment at Karma, Jharkhand to cater to the needs of mica mine and Beedi workers.
The Government of Jharkhand submitted a proposal to transfer the Central Hospital at Karma along with its land and buildings free of cost for setting up a new Medical College in the area.