Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday laid the foundation stone of Mon Medical College in Nagaland in the presence of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio.
Speaking on the event, Vardhan underscored the holistic growth of northeast being deliberate and carried out on the bottom beneath the visionary management of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the well being ministry stated in an announcement.
“At present there are 562 medical colleges in the country out of which 286 are in the government sector while 276 are in the private sector.
“Another 175 medical faculties are additionally in the method of growth. Against 52,000 MBBS seats in 2013-14, there at the moment are 84,000 UG seats. Several medical commissions are additionally being arrange,” the statement quoting the health minister said.
Around 1,50,000 health and wellness centres have been set up in the country, he said.
“This medical school is accredited at a value ₹325 crore beneath Phase III of the centrally sponsored scheme for institution of new medical faculties connected with present district or referral hospitals.
“The project will have a central share of ₹292.50 crore and is slated to be completed by 2023-24. The setting up of the new college in Mon, one of the most backward and farthest districts from the state capital, will help bring affordable secondary healthcare facilities to the doorsteps of nearly 2.5 lakh people,” Vardhan stated.
Vardhan additionally lauded the efforts of healthcare staff in combating COVID-19 and stated India is forward of many developed nations in the warfare in opposition to the pandemic.
He additionally talked in regards to the significance of the Centre’s Ayushman Bharat programme in offering insurance coverage to the final citizen.
He stated the federal government goals to eradicate tuberculosis by 2025 from India and urged the state authorities to work to make sure the identical, the assertion stated.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio throughout his tackle noticed that the faculty won’t solely profit Mon and Nagaland but additionally the folks dwelling in neighbouring states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and even Myanmar.
Noting that the faculty might be run by the state authorities beneath the PPP mode, he stated the Mon Medical College is one of the 75 district medical faculties to be constructed in the districts of the nation the place folks have been traditionally disadvantaged of growth and well being amenities (attributable to their locational drawback), the assertion added.