Attention Aspirants, After a high-level cabinet meeting on Tuesday, The Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Piyush Goyal said at a press conference that the government has approved the establishment of 75 new medical colleges in the country. They also announced that the addition would lead to the creation of 15,700 more MBBS seats in India.
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The CCEA announced that the medical colleges would be established by 2021-22. The new colleges will be attached with existing district and referral hospitals under Phase-3 of the ongoing Centrally Sponsored scheme.
The CCEA has decided to improve the availability of qualified health professionals, improve tertiary care in the government sector and utilise the infrastructure of district hospitals and promote affordable medical education in the country.
Earlier, The government had approved the establishment of 58 new medical colleges in Phase 1 and 24 colleges in Phase 2, and besides this the 75 under Phase 3. However, a total of 39 medical colleges under Phase 1 have already become functional, and the rest will be made functional by 2020-21.
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