The Punjab government has taken a proactive initiative to increase MBBS and BDS seats in the state medical colleges.
An official spokesperson said Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot had already submitted the required documents to Medical Council of India for increase of seats from 50 to 100.
Similarly, the Punjab government was already in the process to increase the number of intake seats from 150 to 250 at Government Medical Colleges in Patiala and Amritsar respectively.
He said the state government had already strengthened the required infrastructure in medical colleges to meet the requirement for increasing seats and the Punjab government had already pumped in Rs 90.83 crore for upgrading the infrastructure.
The spokesperson added that regarding private medical colleges, the government had issued No Objection Certificates/ Essentiality Certificate in favour of Guru Nanak Dev Medical College, Dhahan Kaleran for annual intake up to 100 seats.
He said an NOC for starting another medical and one dental college in private sector was under progress.
Punjab government was making all out efforts to increase the intake capacity of MBBS seats in the state said spokesperson.