Cabinet approves setting up of 75 Govt medical colleges

NEW DELHI: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved on Wednesday setting up of 75 Government medical colleges to be attached with existing district or referral hospitals by 2021-22.

The establishment of new medical colleges, under phase III of the ongoing Centrally sponsored scheme, will add at least 15,700 MBBS seats in the country.

The new medical colleges would be set up in under-served areas having no medical colleges, with district hospitals having at least 200 beds, a Government statement said. (AGENCIES)