The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Faggan Singh Kulaste through a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here informed about the approach of the government to aim at medical college in every district.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare administers a centrally sponsored scheme for establishment of new Medical Colleges attached with existing district/referral hospitals. 58 districts in 20 States/UT have been identified under this scheme to establish new Medical Colleges with existing district/referral hospitals, the list is 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||No. of District/Referral Hospitals||Districts|
|1||A & N Islands||1||Port Blair|
|9||Jammu & Kashmir||5||Anantnag|
|12||Meghalaya||1||West Garo Hills, Tura|
|18||West Bengal||5||Birbhum (Rampur Hat)|
|Diamond harbour, South 24 Paraganas|
|Raiganj, North Dinajpur|
The total cost of establishment of one Medical College under the scheme is Rs.189 crore 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. As on date 55 new Medical Colleges have been approved. Funds to the tune of Rs.4357.42 crore have been released to the State Governments/UT Admin. for the approved districts under the Scheme.