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‘Union minister to sign MoU with Yogi Adityanath for super specialty centres at medical colleges’

UP medical education minister Ashutosh Tandon on Sunday promised upgrade of healthcare facilities and academic standards in medical colleges of the state.

lucknow Updated: Feb 19, 2018 13:50 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Agra
Union Minster,Yogi Adityanath,SN Medical College
Tandon was in Agra and visited the location for the super speciality facility, which would be added to the SN Medical College.(HT)

UP medical education minister Ashutosh Tandon on Sunday promised upgrade of healthcare facilities and academic standards in medical colleges of the state.

Tandon was in Agra and visited the location for the super speciality facility, which would be added to the SN Medical College (SNMC).

“The super speciality centre, which would come up in two to three years, would be a five-storey building having 200 beds. The ICCU would have 45 beds,” stated Tandon.

He said union health minister JP Nadda would be in Lucknow on February 20 to sign an MoU with chief minister Yogi Adityanath for super speciality centres at medical colleges in the state.

“The super speciality center would be Rs 200-crore project and 80% of the amount (Rs 160 crore) would be provided by the central government while the remaining would be financed by the state,” he added.

“Our aim is to enhance facilities at government medical colleges and elaborate plans have been drafted for the same. We have deployed senior professors for inspecting medical colleges and institutions and they would submit a report for bringing up such changes,” he claimed.

“For efficiency and transparency, medical colleges will be equipped with e-hospital mechanism that will have online information about stock of medicines, equipment and accessories required at medical colleges. Reports, prescriptions and mobile numbers of caretakers would be uploaded on the system,” he added.

He informed that soon Amrit pharmacy, a central government PSU, would be reaching out to medical colleges for availability of both generic and branded medicines, which would be available at 50 to 90% discounts, said the minister.

First Published: Feb 19, 2018 13:50 IST