PM Modi to inaugurate 9 new Medical Colleges in UP this week
Lucknow: With the aim of providing all the districts with one medical college, the Uttar Pradesh Government has recently announced setting up nine new medical colleges in the State in the month of July. These new medical colleges are set to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 9.
These new medical colleges would be set in Deoria, Etah, Fatehpur, Ghazipur, Hardoi, Jaunpur, Mirzapur, Pratapgarh, and Siddharthnagar districts. With the inauguration of these 9 new medical colleges, the total number of medical colleges in the State would go up to 48. Construction work is going on for setting up 13 more medical colleges in the State.
PTI adds that according to an official spokesperson of the medical education department, these new additions will add a new dimension to the state's existing health system.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced that there should be a medical college in each district to prevent patients from traveling to other districts for treatment, a statement by the State Government said.
As per the latest media report by the Indian Express, the official statement by the Uttar Pradesh Government mentioned, "It is a belief of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath that every district should have a medical college. In the state with the highest population, there were only 12 medical colleges till 2017 and now the number under the present government has increased to 48 so far. Construction work of 13 more medical colleges is going on at a great pace."
"The government has already recruited around 70 percent faculty of the new medical colleges. The appointment process of over 450 faculty members in these colleges is going on. CM has directed the authorities concerned to ensure full transparency in the recruitment process," the statement further added.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new medical colleges simultaneously. It is for the first time in the history of UP that such a large number of medical colleges will be inaugurated simultaneously," it added.
The daily adds that the Statement also mentioned the Government's work on war footing to set up 441 oxygen generation plants, among which 131 are already operational. The state has also got six new super specialty blocks, as well as AIIMS at Rae Bareli and Gorakhpur with working OPDs, added the Statement.