One of the most important aspects of any developed economy is better health facility which in turn requires quality and well-trained doctors, nurses and medical professionals. To fulfill this gap central health minister JP Nadda has declared 58 new medical colleges in India by 2018.
The minister said,
“We are trying to bring excellence in the field of medical education by bringing out Central schemes to set up new medical colleges across the country attached with existing doctors/ referral hospitals. Under this scheme, we would establish 58 new medical colleges by 2018 at a cost of ?11,000 crore,” Minister said.
Mr. Nadda added that 5,000 postgraduate medical seats had been approved by the Union government at various colleges and hospitals across the country for 2017-18 taking the total number of postgraduate seats to 35,117. As per minister, the process of establishing 11 new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences was under way to provide thrust to the tertiary health sector.
Super-specialty blocks are being set up in 70 medical colleges. Two National Cancer Institutes, 20 State Cancer Institutes and 50 Tertiary Cancer Care Centres shall also be functional soon.