New medical colleges
Source: Hindustan Times

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of 4 new medical institutes in Rajasthan and launched the CIPET: Institute of Petrochemicals Technology, Jaipur. The new medical colleges will be established in Sirohi, Dausa districts, Hanumangarh, and Banswara.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) stated that these Medical Colleges have been authorized under the centrally sponsored program. It is for the establishment of new medical colleges connected with district/ referral hospitals. It said, under this 3 phased program, 157 new medical colleges have been agreed across the nation.

It further added that preference to establish medical institutes has been provided to backward, underserved, and aspirational districts.

The Prime Minister said that the new Institute of Petrochemicals Technology, Jaipur will cater to the aspirations of youth who want to explore aspects referring to petrochemicals and energy sectors.

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In his address, PM Modi mentioned that it is crucial to spread the network of AIIMS establishments and super-specialty hospitals quickly to every closet and corner of the nation.

PM Modi said the COVID pandemic of hundred years has introduced a lot to the health sector of the world. Be it AIIMS, super-specialty hospitals, or even medical colleges. It is very crucial to spread their network quickly to every closet and corner of the nation.

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He said today we can tell that India is progressing beyond 6 AIIMS to a big network of more than 22 AIIMS. More than 170 new medical institutes have been established in these 6-7 years. And work on approximately 100 new medical colleges is going on at a quick pace.

The Prime Minister in his speech mentioned that the number of UG and PG medical seats is improving to 1.40 lakh. In the year, 2014 it was 82,000.

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