Three New Medical Colleges To Be Set-up In Assam For INR 570 Crores
Updated on: 12,March , 2018 - Mon | 03:24:31pm

Three New Medical Colleges to be Set-up in Assam for INR 570 Crores

Three new medical colleges are proposed to be established in Lakhimpur, Dhubri and Nagaon district of Assam at a cost of INR 570 crores, by 2020, disclosed Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam Health Minister in a press conference in Guwahati.

"In construction of the three medical colleges and hospitals in Dhubri, Nagaon and Lakhimpur, we will spend Rs 570 crore. The amount will be divided equally among the three hospitals," Sarma said at a press conference here.


“For the Medical Council of India inspection, we will have to upgrade the hospitals in the second phase. For that, we will require another Rs 40-45 crore in each hospital. This amount will be financed entirely by the state government,” Sarma said.


  • The minister further said that the land acquisition process has been completed and all these medical colleges will have 500 bedded hospitals. These medical colleges are proposed to be ready by 2020. J P Nadda, Union Health Minister will launch the construction work for the hospitals in Nagaon and Dhubri during his two-day tour of the state from February 17, 2017.
  • The minister also said that the ongoing construction work of the Diphu Medical College and Hospital will be completed by the end of 2017. The construction work of another three medical colleges at Tinsukia, Kokrajhar and Nalbari would commence by the end of this year, 2017.


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