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PM Modi To Inaugurate 11 New Medical Colleges In Tamil Nadu Today Worth Rs 4,000 Crore

The new medical colleges will increase the number of seats to 1,450 under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme, in order to promote affordable medical education and improve health infrastructure across the country.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate 11 medical colleges in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday via video conferencing.

Tweeting about the same, PM Modi on Tuesday said, “At 4 PM tomorrow, 12th January, 11 new medical colleges will be inaugurated in Tamil Nadu. These medical colleges will augment health infrastructure and ensure affordable healthcare to the people of Tamil Nadu.”

Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian on Tuesday said that amid the surge in COVID cases, the Prime Minister who was scheduled to visit Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu to inaugurate 11 new medical colleges alongside Chief Minister M K Stalin on January 12, will now attend the event via video conferencing. However, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will visit Chennai on Wednesday to participate in the event, he added.

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The new medical colleges will increase the number of seats to 1,450 under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme, in order to promote affordable medical education and improve health infrastructure across the country, said Prime Minister’s office in a statement.

New medical colleges will cost the exchequer about Rs 4,000 crore, of which Rs 2,145 crore was provided by the Central Government and the rest by the Government of Tamil Nadu. New medical colleges will be set up in Virudhunagar, Namakkal, Nilgiris, Tirupur, Tiruvallur, Nagapattinam, Dindigul, Kallurkurichi, Ariyalur, Ramanathapuram and Krishnagiri districts.

According to Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), MBBS seats have been increased by 79.60 per cent (from 51,348 seats to 92,222 seats) and the number of PG seats increased by 80.70 per cent (from 31,185 seats to 56,374 seats) during the last seven years.

So, the total medical seats before 2014 were around 82,500. And in the last seven years, a jump of around 80 per cent or 66,000 seats has taken place.

The total number of medical colleges (both government and private) has increased from 387 to 596, a jump of around 54 per cent, the PMO informed.

(With inputs from ANI)

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