New Medical Colleges
This Ministry administers a Centrally Sponsored Scheme namely, “Establishment of new Medical Colleges attached with existing district/referral hospitals”. Under the Scheme, 58 District/referral hospitals in 20 States/UTs are to be upgraded. A list of these 58 identified districts is placed in the table given below.
Districts covered are those which did not have a 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 is in the ratio of 60:40 and 90:10 for NE/special category States.
Up-gradation of existing infrastructure is covered under the Scheme. 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.
List of identified States/districts under the scheme for “Establishment of new Medical Colleges attached with district/referral hospitals”
|S.N.||State/UT||No. of District/Referral Hospitals||Districts|
|1||A & N Islands||1||Port Blair|
|9||Jammu & Kashmir||5||Anatnag|
|12||Meghalaya||1||West Garo Hills, Tura|
|18||West Bengal||5||Birbhum (Rampur Hat)|
|Diamond harbour, South 24 Paraganas|
|Raiganj, North Dinajpur|
The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.