Prime Minister Narendra Modi will use video conferencing to open 11 new medical colleges in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, PM Modi tweeted, “At 4 PM tomorrow, 12th January, 11 new medical colleges will be opened in Tamil Nadu.”. These medical institutions would help to improve health facilities and provide affordable treatment to Tamil Nadu residents.”
The culture of Tamil Nadu is globally admired. It is our constant endeavour to preserve and celebrate this culture. In this context, a new campus of Central Institute of Classical Tamil will also be inaugurated tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/87daGizJFO
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 11, 2022
The Prime Minister, who was supposed to visit Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu on January 12 to launch 11 new medical colleges alongside Chief Minister M K Stalin, will now join the ceremony through video conference, according to Tamil Nadu Health Minister M. Subramanian. Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Health Minister, would visit Chennai on Wednesday to take part in the event, he added.
According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s office, 11 new medical colleges in Tamil Nadu would boost the number of seats under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme to 1,450, in order to promote affordable medical education and strengthen health facilities across the country.
The cost of new medical institutions is estimated to be over Rs 4,000 crore, with the Central Government contributing Rs 2,145 crore and the Tamil Nadu government contributing the remainder. In the districts of Virudhunagar, Namakkal, Nilgiris, Tirupur, Tiruvallur, Nagapattinam, Dindigul, Kallurkurichi, Ariyalur, Ramanathapuram, and Krishnagiri, new medical institutions would be established.
Each of these colleges would contain 33 departments, each with basic amenities such as dissection rooms, laboratories, skill labs, a central library, lecture halls, and examination halls. They would also have hostels and residential quarters for both boys and girls, as well as teaching staff quarters.
The Emergency Department, Intensive Medical Care Unit, Intensive Cardiac Care Unit, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Sick Newborn Intensive Care Unit, and Obstetric Intensive Care Unit would all be included in each of these facilities.
Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine, General Medicine, Paediatrics, TB & Chest Diseases, DVL, Psychiatry, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Anaesthesia, Radiology, Central Casualty, Medical Education Unit, Audio Visual Aids, Central Library, Blood Bank
The intake capacity of students in M.B.B.S. courses at government medical institutes was 3,550 as of March 31, 2021.
MBBS seats have grown by 79.60 percent (from 51,348 to 92,222 seats) and PG seats have climbed by 80.70 percent (from 31,185 to 56,374 seats) over the previous seven years, according to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
Prior to 2014, the overall number of medical seats was estimated to be at 82,500. In the previous seven years, there has been an increase of roughly 80% or 66,000 seats.
According to the PMO, the overall number of medical colleges (including government and private) has expanded by roughly 54%, from 387 to 596.
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