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Medical College in Every District: Health Ministry


Medical College in Every District: Health Ministry

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
2 Arunachal Pradesh 1 Naharlagun
3 Assam 4 Diphu
Dhubri
Nagaon
North Lakhimpur
4 Bihar 3 Purnia
Samastipur
Saran(Chhapara)
5 Chhattisgarh 2 Rajnandgaon
Sarguja (Ambikapur)
6 Haryana 1 Bhiwani
7 Himachal Pradesh 3 Chamba
Hamirpur
Nahan (Sirmour)
8 Jharkhand 3 Dumka
Hazaribagh
Palamu
9 Jammu & Kashmir 5 Anantnag
Baramulla
Doda
Kathua
Rajouri
10 Madhya Pradesh 7 Chhindwara
Datia
Khandwa
Ratlam
Shivpuri
Shahdol
Vidisha
11 Maharashtra 1 Gondia
12 Meghalaya 1 West Garo Hills, Tura
13 Mizoram 1 Falkawn
14 Nagaland 1 Naga Hospital
15 Odisha 5 Balasore
Baripada (Mayurbhanj)
Bolangir
Koraput
Puri
16 Punjab 1 SAS Nagar
17 Rajasthan 7 Alwar
Barmer
Bharatpur
Bhilwara
Churu
Dungarpur
Pali
18 West Bengal 5 Birbhum (Rampur Hat)
Cooch behar
Diamond harbour, South 24 Paraganas
Purulia
Raiganj, North Dinajpur
19 Uttar Pradesh 5 Faizabad
Bahraich
Basti
Firozabad
Shahjahanpur
20 Uttarakhand 1 Almora
Total 58

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.


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    Dr Sanjay Gupta July 24, 2017, 8:58 am

    All very good. But pray tell me where is the faculty? That question does no bother the politicos or babus.