Healthcare

57 district hospitals to be upgraded into medical colleges

The Central government has identified 57 district referral hospitals in 20 States and union territories for upgrading them into medical colleges
57 district hospitals to be upgraded into medical colleges

Under the scheme, ‘Establishment of new Medical Colleges attached with existing district/referral hospitals’, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has identified 57 district/referral hospitals in 20 States and union territories for upgrading them into medical colleges. One district, Gondia in Maharashtra has been identified for establishment of new medical college.

The schemes to cover the districts which do not have any medical college. The total cost of establishment of one medical college under the scheme is Rs 189 crore. The fund sharing between the Central Government and State Government will be in the ratio of 60:40 i plain areas while 90:10 for North East and special category States.

The Scheme is being implemented by the respective State Governments. One district namely Gondia in Maharashtra has been identified for establishment of new medical college. 

This information was given by Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, JP Nadda in the Rajya Sabha today.

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