On Wednesday Central Govt. of India has released total amount of 260 Crore for 5 new medical college in Jammu and Kashmir. The fund is been transferred to the Jammu and Kashmir Health and Medical Education department. These colleges are planned to be built in these cities: Anantnag, Baramulla, Doda, Kathua and Rajouri. The released amount from the govt. has reached to the total of 760 Crore as per the words of Atul Dulloo, Principal Secretary of Health and Medical Education.
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He said the Union ministry of Health and Family Welfare has sanctioned five new medical colleges in the state at a cost of Rs. 189 crore each out of which Rs. 139 crore is for civil works and Rs. 50 crore for machinery and equipment. The civil works in all these medical colleges are at different levels of progress and have been expedited of late to put the requisite infrastructure in place at the earliest, he said.
Dulloo said the department has initiated steps to provide infrastructure, equipment and human resource in these colleges as per the Medical Council of India (MCI) guidelines to start the first batch of MBBS admissions next year.
He said with the completion of the new medical college, 500 MBBS students would be annually added to the overall capacity of the course in the state.
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He said the civil works in all the medical colleges were at different levels of progress and had been expedited of late to put the requisite infrastructure in place at the earliest.
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