Tamil Nadu awaits NMC inspection to start UG medical courses in 11 new medical colleges
Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Government is awaiting approval from the National Medical Commission (NMC) to start Under Graduate (UG) medical courses for the year 2021 in 11 newly constructed medical colleges in the State.
Confirmation to this effect has been given by Health Secretary, J Radhakrishnan on Tuesday, who stated that the inspection committee of NMC is likely to visit the campuses next month.
"As per the NMC guidelines, we have made the campus ready for first-year admissions. We are waiting for the committee to visit these campuses for inspection," Radhakrishnan stated.
Once the State gets permission, it will add 1,650 medical seats to the undergraduate seat matrix, pushing the seat tally to 5,200 across government medical colleges and almost all the districts of the State will have at least one medical college.
These new colleges will be built at Ramanathapuram, Virudnagar, Dindigul, Nilgiri, Ariyalur, Nagapattinam, Kallakurichi, Thiruvallur, Tirupur, Namakkal and Krishnagiri.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that the State had already allocated Rs 2,470.93 crore in the 2021 interim budget for these colleges.
As per a recent media report in the Times of India, a meeting with members of Tamil Nadu Medical Council (TNMC) was recently held chaired by Health Minister Ma Subramanian. Following the meeting, Radhakrishnan mentioned, "If they find any discrepancies, we will rectify them before the second inspection,"
Meanwhile, the State Government has already fulfilled all the formalities including the appointment of faculty members, staff and the construction work of the new buildings has been expedited, reports Times of India.