More medical colleges to come up in country

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.