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Health Ministry enumerates 58 Districts for converting Hospitals to Medical Colleges, details


Health Ministry enumerates 58 Districts for converting Hospitals to Medical Colleges, details

New Delhi: Following up on the announcement of the Finance Minister of ensuring one medical college in every three parliamentary constituencies, the Ministry of Health has now identified 58 districts in 20 states/UTs which will be targeted for conversion of district hospitals to medical colleges. The announcement to this effect was made by MOS ( Health) Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey in Rajya Sabha, yesterday

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare is administering a Centrally Sponsored Scheme to establish new medical colleges attached with existing District/Referral Hospitals in underserved areas of the country. Under Phase – I of the Scheme, 58 districts in 20 States/UT have been selected. Out of these, 56 colleges have been approved and a sum of Rs.5188.42 crore has been released to the States/UT. 8 colleges under Phase – I are functional.

The Phase – II of the Scheme for the establishment of 24 new medical colleges has been approved by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs in its meeting held on 7th February, 2018. The objective of the Phase – II of the scheme is for ensuring the availability of one medical college in every 3 Parliamentary Constituencies and one Government medical college in each State.

Three districts in Bihar namely Purnia, Saran (Chhapara) and Samastipur were identified under Phase – I of the above scheme to establish new medical colleges. The medical colleges at Purina, Saran (Chhapara) have been approved. However, DPR for Samastipur was not approved as the existing District Hospital land area does not fulfil the minimum land area requirement prescribed under IMC Act, 1956 for the establishment of a new medical college.

List of identified States/districts under the scheme for Establishment of new Medical Colleges attached with existing district/referral hospitals

 

S.N. State/UT No. of District/Referral Hospitals Districts
1 A & N Islands 1 Port Blair
2 Arunachal Pradesh 1 Naharlagun
3 Assam 4 Diphu
Dhubri
Nagaon
North Lakhimpur
4 Bihar 3 Purnia
Samastipur
Saran(Chhapara)
5 Chhattisgarh 2 Rajnandgaon
Sarguja (Ambikapur)
6 Haryana 1 Bhiwani
7 Himachal Pradesh 3 Chamba
Hamirpur
Nahan (Sirmour)
8 Jharkhand 3 Dumka
Hazaribagh
Palamu
9 Jammu & Kashmir 5 Anantnag
Baramulla
Doda
Kathua
Rajouri
10 Madhya Pradesh 7 Chhindwara
Datia
Khandwa
Ratlam
Shivpuri
Shahdol
Vidisha
11 Maharashtra 1 Gondia
12 Meghalaya 1 West Garo Hills, Tura
13 Mizoram 1 Falkawn
14 Nagaland 1 Naga Hospital
15 Odisha 5 Balasore
Baripada (Mayurbhanj)
Bolangir
Koraput
Puri
16 Punjab 1 SAS Nagar
17 Rajasthan 7 Sikar
Barmer
Bharatpur
Bhilwara
Churu
Dungarpur
Pali
18 West Bengal 5 Birbhum (Rampur Hat)
Cooch behar
Diamond harbour, South 24 Paraganas
Purulia
Raiganj, North Dinajpur
19 Uttar Pradesh 5 Faizabad
Bahraich
Basti
Firozabad
Shahjahanpur
20 Uttarakhand 1 Almora
Total 58

 

However, In Chhattisgarh State, two Districts namely, Sarguja and Rajnandgaon have been approved for establishing new medical colleges by upgradation of existing district hospital which are already operational. Furthermore, Public health being a State subject, the responsibility to operationalize New hospitals and maternity centres too lies in the jurisdiction of the respective State Government, added the minister.


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    Dr dhan singh meena March 9, 2018, 9:21 pm

    rajasthan Government covert these colleges in to a society college so any Dr, no join these college

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    Dr RAMESH VARDHAN March 9, 2018, 7:22 pm

    IT IS GOING TO BE A DISASTER FOR SURE . I MADE GREATEST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE JOINING A GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE WITH OUT A DECENT MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING HOSPITAL OF IT\’S OWN. MOST OF THE DISTRICT HOSPITALS ARE NOT SUITABLE TO TRAIN Even DIPLOMA NURING STUDENTS. I RECOMMEND THE DECENT, COMPITENT CLINICIA DOCTORS NOT TO GO NEAR SUCH COLLEGE. A PIECE ADVISE TO THE MINISTER TO DROP THIS CRAZY IDEA IMMEDIATELY . DON\’T GET CARRIED AWAY WITH SUGGESTIONS GIVEN BY THE BABUS THE BUERACRATES. YOU MAY DISAPPEAR FROM THE MINISTRY , BUT THESE GUYS WILL BE MININTING MONEY BY PURCHASING ALL KIND OF USELESS THINGS. \”BABU THE BUERACRATES MUKTH BHARAT\” TAKE MY HONEST ADVICE FREE OF COST. If you are doing it with elections in mind , I am sure the % of votes will comedown by at least 3%to 5% . , That means 6 to 12 % less seats.

  3. It will further destroy the already febrile and nimble health delivery system in India as a whole. There is a need for nationalising the health delivery system and upgrade the infra-structural provisions, which could help streamline the problem. One good center can control the most problems than employing ill trained profession on every nook and corner.

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    DINESH KUMAR MISHRA March 9, 2018, 11:48 am

    All appears ambitious !!!
    Most of the old Medical Colleges are understaffed.
    Samastipur Medical college was announced more than 5 years ago, but NOT One stone has been been applied,no land has been finalized.
    GOD !!! Help thes announcements.

  5. Very sorry as Kandhamal district of Odisha state is not in the list. People of Kandhamala are very poor and nearest medical college is 180 kms far from this place