PM Modi To Inaugurate 11 Medical Colleges In Tamil Nadu Today

January 13, 2022 0 Comments

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually inaugurate 11 medical colleges in Tamil Nadu today, January 12.
Along with the medical colleges, a new campus of Central Institute of Classical Tamil will also be inaugurated in Chennai.
The new medical colleges have been established at an estimated cost of about Rs 4,000 crore, of which around Rs 2,145 crore has been provided by the Centre and the rest by the Tamil Nadu government, according to an official statement.
The districts in which the new Medical Colleges are being established include Virudhunagar, Namakkal, Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Thiruvallur, Nagapattinam, Dindigul, Kallakurichi, Ariyalur, Ramanathapuram and Krishnagiri.
The new medical colleges, with a cumulative capacity of 1,450 seats, are being established under the centrally-sponsored scheme ‘Establishing of New Medical Colleges attached with existing district/referral hospital’.
According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), MBBS seats have increased by 79.60 per cent (from 51,348 seats to 92,222 seats) and the number of PG seats have increased by 80.70 per cent (from 31,185 seats to 56,374 seats) during the last seven years.
The total medical seats before 2014 were around 82,500 and in the last seven years, a jump of around 80 per cent or 66,000 seats has taken place, the PMO said.
The total number of medical colleges (both government and private) has increased from 387 to 596, a jump of around 54 per cent, it said.
With Inputs From ANI