8 new medical colleges to start admissions for 2017-18

Gayathri | Saturday, December 24, 2016 1:56 PM IST

8 new medical colleges to start admissions for 2017-18

Eight new medical colleges sanctioned in Rajasthan will shortly start their admission process for the academic session 2017-18. Besides, Rs. 420 crore will be spent on increasing 350 MBBS seats in the existing medical colleges in the State.

Making these announcements at Swasthya Bhavan here on Tuesday, Medical and Health Minister Kalicharan Saraf said the new medical colleges would shortly complete the task of purchasing equipment and make appointment of staff. Mr. Saraf was given the medical and health portfolio in the recent Cabinet reshuffle.

Mr. Saraf said at a review meeting that special attention would be paid to maintenance of quality in the construction work at medical colleges. Rs. 20 crore had been sanctioned separately for development works in Sawai Man Singh Medical College in Jaipur, he said.

In addition to the routine works, the State government would construct super speciality wings in Bikaner, Kota and Udaipur at a cost of Rs.150 crore each, said the Minister.