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UP medical colleges set to get 1,000 more MBBS seats

The MCI is also likely to grant approval to 300 seats for economic weaker section (EWS) in UP medical colleges. At present, there were 1,990 MBBS seats in medical colleges located in the state, he said.

education Updated: Jun 14, 2019 12:21 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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The number of seats in MBBS courses in state government-run medical colleges was likely to increase by 1,000 from the new academic session, medical education minister Ashutosh Tandon ‘ Gopalji’ said on Thursday.

The Medical Council of India has granted its approval for 100 seats each in seven medical colleges in Greater Noida, Badaun, Basti, Bahraich, Ayodhya, Shahjahanpur and Firozabad, he said at a press conference.

The MCI is also likely to grant approval to 300 seats for economic weaker section (EWS) in UP medical colleges. At present, there were 1,990 MBBS seats in medical colleges located in the state, he said.

The construction of another eight government medical colleges was in progress and they will start admitting students in 2021, he said.

The recruitment of faculty in five new medical colleges in Badaun, Basti, Bahraich, Ayodhya, Shahjahanpur and Firozabad had been completed, he said.

Six existing medical colleges in Agra, Kanpur, Prayagraj, Jhansi, Gorakhpur and Meerut were being refurbished, he said, adding major construction work had been done in Prayagraj and Gorakhpur Medical Colleges to provide extra wards and department buildings.

To provide facilities to patients, new waiting area for registration, reception/ registration blocks and toilets were constructed, Tandon said.

While 200 beds were increased at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, robotic surgery had been launched and trauma centre had also become functional, he said.

A 100-bed women and child hospital had started at KGMU and a satellite center of the medical university will be established in Balrampur district. Facilities at the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Medical Institute had been also upgraded, he said.

The e-hospital system had been launched in six government medical colleges, as well as the cardiac and cancer centre in Kanpur, he said. Orders had been issued to provide free meals to one attendant of each patient admitted in medical college hospitals, he said.

First Published: Jun 14, 2019 12:21 IST