Guwahati, Nov 05: Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma stated the state government is working with a vision of one medical college per district in Assam.
“Already, the government has taken steps for putting in place 15 new clinical schools further to the 9 present ones. Out of the 15 new clinical schools, seven clinical schools are being built at Nalbari, Nagaon, Kokrajhar, Tinsukia, Charaideo, Biswanath Chariali, and the second one Medical College at Guwahati. The authorities go to begin the development of 5 extra clinical schools at Golaghat, Bongaigaon, Marigaon, Tamulpur, and Dhemaji for the duration of this month, and paintings for 3 extra clinical schools proposed at Sivasagar, Karimganj, and Goalpara might be taken up very soon. In the following 5 years, Assam can have a complete of 24 Medical Colleges, substantially enhancing the provision of medical doctors and hospital treatment withinside the kingdom,” the Assam Chief Minister stated.
Our Govt has signed an MoU with Bright Star Investments Pvt Ltd for infra devp of the upcoming 2nd Medical College in Guwahati.
I thank the company founded by eminent businessman & investor Shri Radhakishan Damani for its CSR contribution ₹150 cr for building the college. pic.twitter.com/CdDTqusEQg
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) November 4, 2022
The Assam Chief Minister on Friday also said that, with the increase in medical colleges in the state, the number of MBBS seats has also increased from 726 in 2014 to 1200 in 2022.
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“Till 2014 total Post Graduate (PG) seats in Assam was 395. In 2022 the total number of PG seats has increased to 711. The availability of doctors has therefore improved significantly. Similarly, 44 super-specialty seats are now available in various institutions under the Assam government. Moreover, when construction of proposed medical colleges gets completed, the state will have 2700 MBBS seats, thereby significantly enhancing opportunity for medical education in Assam,” Sarma said.
An MoU for the infrastructure improvement of the instructional block of the second medical college of Guwahati among the Assam government and Bright Star Investments Pvt. Ltd. become signed at a characteristic held at Janata Bhawan in Guwahati on Friday in presence of Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The Assam Chief Minister exuded self-belief that the signing of the MoU released a brand new starting in Assam.
He said that in the days ahead more such collaborations will happen to give a major boost to medical education in the state.