UP to soon get 15 more Medical Colleges: CM Yogi Adityanath
Lucknow: To strengthen the medical education sector of the state, the Uttar Pradesh government is working on the plan to establish 15 more new medical colleges from 2020.
The information to this effect was recently announced by the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who that his government is striving to provide at least one medical college for every two districts in the state.
Mentioning the work done by the State government in the medical sector, the Chief Minister said only 12 medical colleges were set up between 1947 and 2012. The government is building 15 new medical colleges across the State, out of which seven colleges have already been opened.
"From 1947 to 2016, there were 12 government medical colleges in the state. Our government has taken up construction of 15 new medical colleges, 2 AIIMS, cancer institute between 2016-19. We are also adding super-speciality blocks to the already existing medical colleges," said Adityanath.
"We have started the work on 15 more new medical colleges. This when we are already working on 15, out of which we have started admission in 7 from this year," said Adityanath while addressing an event here on Monday.
"700 students are studying MBBS in these 7 new medical colleges established by us. When these students will come out they will increase the outreach of the health facility in rural areas. We are planning to give atleast one medical college for two districts in Uttar Pradesh," he added.
Moreover, State Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath recently advocated for the bond service, while announcing that every MBBS medico graduating from Government Medical Colleges (GMCs) will have to mandatorily work for 2 years in rural areas; unless they go for higher studies.
He further stated that doctors who have completed PG medical courses (MD and MS) from GMCs would also have to provide one year rural service. All these students will have to sign bonds undertaking to serve in remote areas after acquiring MBBS and PG medical degrees.
This has been done to fulfill the shortage of doctors in rural areas. Pertinently, the state is grappling with acute shortage of doctors and the government has taken several measures to overcome it over the last few years.