Sunday, December 5, 2021

Centre has given nod for 157 new medical colleges and spent around ₹17,700 crores since 2014

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has informed that the Bharatiya Janata Party BJP-led central government has given nod to as many as 157 new medical colleges in India since 2014 and spent a total of ₹17,691.08 crore on them.
The Union Health Ministry’s response to a new Right to Information (RTI) Act query mentioned that these medical institutes were approved under a centrally-sponsored scheme (CSS).
Furthermore, the Union Health Ministry said that under the CSS, since 2014, about ₹2,451.1 crore has been given for the upgradation of existing state government or central government medical colleges to increase MBBS seats in the country.
The query was raised by a Noida-based RTI activist Amit Gupta pertaining to the number of medical colleges present in the country and the government assistance they received in the last decade.

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