The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved setting up of 75 government medical colleges, to be attached with existing district or referral hospitals, by 2021-22. The establishment of these medical colleges will add at least 15,700 MBBS seats in the country. The medical colleges will be set up in under-served areas having no such institutes.
These medical colleges will to attached with district hospitals having at least 200 beds, a government statement said. Preference will be given to ‘aspirational districts’ and district hospitals having 300 beds, it said.