PM Modi To Inaugurate Nine New Medical Colleges In UP On 30 July, Total Medical Colleges Increase 4 Times In Past 5 Years
In a big push for medical education and healthcare sectors in Uttar Pradesh (UP), Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate nine new medical colleges in the State on 30 July from Siddhartha Nagar district.
The new medical colleges will become functional after the inauguration and take the total number of medical colleges in the State up significantly to the count of 48. These new colleges are based in Deoria, Etah, Fatehpur, Ghazipur, Hardoi, Jaunpur, Mirzapur, Pratapgarh and Siddharthnagar.
According to the government spokesman, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked the administration to complete all necessary arrangements on time. It will be a historic occasion for the state when all the nine medical colleges in nine districts are inaugurated simultaneously.
For the nine new colleges, the selection of 70 per cent of the faculty members has been finalised and the process for selection of the remaining faculties is presently underway.
In addition to these 48 colleges, four more will be functional by the end of the year.
It should be noted that Uttar Pradesh had only 12 medical colleges till March 2017. Since the Chief Minister (CM) Yogi Adityanath led Government came in power, 36 new medical colleges have been added to the State.
CM Yogi Adityanath had earlier announced that there should be a medical college in each district to prevent patients from travelling to other districts for treatment.
The state government has planned to open medical colleges on the Public-Private-Partnership model in 16 districts of the state that do not have a medical college till now.
The state government is preparing to make Uttar Pradesh a hub of medical education, where not only the people of the state but people across the world can get all types of medical facilities.
Uttar Pradesh already has four premier medical institutes namely Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Sefai institute and King George's Medical University (KGMU).
With IANS Inputs
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