The central government has given its approval for setting up three government medical colleges in Tamil Nadu. With this, the state will have received a sanction for a total of nine new medical colleges in the state in this year alone.
As per the request given by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami, the central government has ordered setting up new government medical colleges in three districts of the state which includes Krishnagiri, Tiruvallur, and Nagapattinam. As per media reports, the land has also be allotted for building the new medical colleges in these districts.
State chief minister while tanking the Prime Minister for the sanctions in a statement said that getting the approval for the nine new government medical colleges in a single year is a historic achievement.
The Central Government has given sanctions for six new medical colleges in Tamil Nadu earlier. On October 23 this year the central government sanctioned setting up six new medical colleges in six districts of the state. The central government has approved Rs. 2, 925 crores estimate for the six new medical colleges and have also accorded approval for a release of Rs. 1, 755 crore with the Tamil Nadu government pitching in Rs, 1, 170 crore.
The approval has been given for setting up six new medical colleges in Ramanathapuram, Nilgiris, Virudhunagar, Dindigul, Namakkal, and Tirupur.
New Medical Colleges in Rajasthan
Earlier the central government also approved the proposal for setting up government medical colleges in five districts of Rajasthan making it the first state in the country to have a medical college in almost all the districts of the state. The medical colleges will be set up in Sawai Madhopur, Junjunu, Hanumangarh, Tonk and Dusa districts of the state. After these five new medical colleges are established in the state it is reported that 30 of the 33 districts in the state of Rajasthan will have a government medical college.