15K More MBBS Seats Will Be Created With This Govt Decision; Find Out


New Delhi: The Government has cleared a proposal on Wednesday which will create 15,700 additional MBBS seats in the country.

The Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared the setting up of 75 government medical colleges attached with existing district or referral hospitals under phase III of a Centrally-sponsored scheme.

According to a government statement, the new medical colleges would be set up in under-served areas having no medical colleges, attached to district hospitals having at least 200 beds.

“Preference will be given to aspirational districts and district hospital having 300 beds,” the statement added.

The new medical colleges would lead to the addition of at least 15,700 MBBS seats in the country.

The Centre had earlier approved 58 new medical colleges attached with existing hospital infrastructure under phase-I and 24 under phase-II. Of these, 39 medical colleges have started functioning.

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