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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
11-July-2014 15:01 IST
Establishment of New Medical Colleges Attached with District/Referral Colleges

There is scheme for the establishment of new medical colleges attached with district/ referral hospitals in the underserved districts of the country

There is scheme for the establishment of new medical colleges attached with district/ referral hospitals in the underserved districts of the country.

State/UT-wise details of such districts/ referral hospitals is given below:

List of identified districts under the scheme for "Establishment of new Medical Colleges attached with district/referral hospitals"

S.No.

State/UT

No. of District/Referral Hospitals

Name of the Districts

1

Assam

4

Nagaon

North Lakhimpur

Karbi Anglong at Diphu

Dubri

2

Bihar

3

Samastipur*

Saran (Chhapara)

Purnia

3

Chhattisgarh

2

Rajnandgaon

Sarguja

4

Haryana

1

Bhiwani

5

Himachal Pradesh

3

Chamba

Nahan (Sirmour)

Hamirpur

6

Jharkhand

3

Dumka

Palamu

Hazaribagh

7

Jammu & Kashmir

5

Anatnag

Doda

Baramullh

Kathua

Rajauri

8

Madhya Pradesh

7

Chindwara

Ratlam

Shivpuri

Shahdol

Vidisha

Datia

Khandwa

 

9

Maharashtra

1

Gondia

10

Odisha

5

Balesore

Bolangir

Koraput

Baripada (Mayurbhanj)

Puri

11

Punjab

1

SAS Nagar

12

Rajasthan

7

Bharatpur

Dungapur

Barmer

Alwar

Churu

Bhilwara

Pali

13

West Bengal

5

Birbhum (Rampur Hat)

Coochbihar

Purulia

Uttar Dinajpur (Distt. Hosp. Raiganj)

South 24 Paraganas

14

Uttar Pradesh

5

Faizabad

Bahraich

Basti

Firozabad

Shahjehanpur

15

Uttarakhand

1

Almora

16

Arunachal Pradesh

1

Papun Pare General Hosp. , Naharlagun, Itanagar

17

Meghalaya

1

West Garo Hills, Tura

18

Mizoram

1

Referral Hospital at Falkwan

19

Nagaland

1

Kohima (Naga Hospital)

20

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

1

Port Blair

 

 

58

 

 

 

 

* Subject to the availability of 200 beds

 

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has released Rs. 716.94 crore to 72 State Government medical colleges across 20 States under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme “Strengthening/up-gradation of State Government Medical Colleges for starting new PG courses/creating PG seats”. Fund sharing between the Central and State Government is in the ratio of 75:25 under the scheme. Funds are provided to the Government Medical Colleges for infrastructure development, faculty and equipment based on the recommendations of Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) formed in the Ministry.

In addition to this scheme, a new Centrally Sponsored Scheme namely “Strengthening and up-gradation of state government medical colleges for increase in intake capacity of MBBS seats” has also been approved this year. The scheme has the provision of fund sharing between the Central Government and States in the ratio of 90:10 for NE/special category states and 70:30 for other states.

The Central Government has taken various measures to bring down the cost of medical education in the country, which inter alia include the following:

 
(i) Land requirement for setting up of medical colleges has been relaxed from 25 acres to 20 acres throughout the country.

 
(ii) Land requirement relaxed from 20 acres to 10 acres based on permissible FAR/FSI in the Metropolitan and “A” Grade cities viz. Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Greater Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Surat, Pune, Bangalore and Kanpur.


(iii) Permission given to set up medical colleges in two pieces of land in the states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal for a period of 5 years with certain provisions. Further, this has been extended to other States for utilisation of District hospitals by the respective State Governments.


(iv) In hilly areas, notified tribal areas, North Eastern States, Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagra Haveli and Lakshadweep, the land can be in two pieces at a distance of not more than 10 km.


(v) Bed occupancy has been relaxed in North Eastern States & Hill States.


(vi)Requirement of infrastructure like institution block, library, uditorium, examination hall, lecture theatres, etc. has been rationalized for optimal use.


(vii) The ratio of teachers to students has been revised depending on disciplines and availability of faculty to increase the number of specialists in the country.

 

The Health Minister was replying to a question in the Lok Sabha here today.

 

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MV/BK