New Delhi: The union government has identified 58 districts in 20 states and union territories for establishing medical colleges attached with existing district or referral hospitals under a centrally sponsored scheme.
The initiative would result in increase of 5,800 MBBS seats in the country, according to Health Minister J P Nadda.
“The Central Government is implementing a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Establishment of Medical Colleges attached with existing District/Referral hospitals in underserved areas of the country,” Nadda said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
“58 districts in 20 States/UTs have been identified under the scheme. This initiative would result in increase of 5800 MBBS seats in the country,” he added.