UP Medical Colleges: As per the latest update, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate 9 new medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh on 30th July 2021. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, while chairing a review meeting on COVID-19, said Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate new medical colleges in nine districts of Deoria, Etah, Fatehpur, Hardoi, Pratapgarh, Siddharth Nagar, Ghazipur, Mirzapur and Jaunpur. All necessary arrangements for the prime minister's programme will be completed on time. The PM will inaugurate the colleges from the Siddharth Nagar district.
New Medical Colleges in UP
The new medical colleges are being set up in the state to boost medical infrastructure and to provide easy access to qualified medical care to the people. The nine medical colleges will be made functional by July-end. With the launch of 9 new medical colleges, the total number of medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh will go up to 48.
It is a belief of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath that every district should have a medical college. In the state with the highest population, there were only 12 medical colleges till 2017 and now the number under the present government has increased to 48 so far. Construction work of 13 more medical colleges is going on at a great pace.
Recruitment of Health Care Workers
The government has already recruited around 70% faculty of the new medical colleges. The appointment process of over 450 faculty members in these colleges is going on. CM has directed the authorities concerned to ensure full transparency in the recruitment process. With this, it will get easier to access medical care and facilities for people in the state. It will even increase the supply of medical equipment, to meet the demand in such tough times.
Health Care Centres in UP
The government is working on a war footing to set up 441 oxygen generation plants. As many as 131 of these plants are already in operation. The state has 3,500 health sub-stations, 1,475 PHCs and 399 Urban PHCs. In addition to that, 5,424 health and wellness centres are also operational. The state has also got six new super speciality blocks, as well as AIIMS at Rae Bareli and Gorakhpur with working OPDs.