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Foundation stones of three medical colleges in Kashmir laid

SRINAGAR || Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda on Sunday laid the foundation stone for three new medical Colleges at Rajouri, Anantnag and Baramulla districts in Jammu and Kashmir. “The new Medical Colleges will strengthen the medical infrastructure and give a big boost to tertiary healthcare and medical education in the region”, Nadda stated.

s2016051583505He said that with a total outlay of Rs 189 crore each, the three new Medical Colleges will add 300 MBBS seats per year in the States with 100 seats per College. In addition, the medical infrastructure in the districts will be strengthened with an addition of a 300-bed facility attached to each college.

The Union Health Minister stated that in addition to these new initiatives, the Government Medical College, Jammu and Government Medical College, Srinagar in the State of J&K have been taken up for upgradation under PMSSY with an outlay of Rs 120 Crore (i.e. Central contribution of Rs 115 Crore and state share of Rs 5 Crore) for each medical college.