PM Modi to launch nine medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh

The main objective of this Yojana is to fill up the critical gaps in the public health infrastructure, most importantly in primary care (urban and rural) and critical care facilities.

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to launch Pradhan Mantri Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana (PM-ASBY) and inaugurate nine medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh on Monday.

According to a release, the Yojana is issued by the Central Government and will be one of the largest pan-India scheme building up healthcare infrastructure across the nation. It is known to be an addition to the National Health Mission.

The main objective of this Yojana is to fill up the critical gaps in the public health infrastructure, most importantly in primary care (urban and rural) and critical care facilities.

Health Ministry stated that the Central Government has approved around 157 new medical colleges since 2014 in India and has invested Rs 17, 691.08 crores on these projects.

“On completion, nearly 16,000 undergraduate medical seats would be added. Of these, 6500 seats have already been created with the functioning of 64 new medical colleges. Under the Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS), the Central Government has also provided about ₹2,451.1 crore for upgradation of existing state government or central government medical colleges to increase MBBS seats in the country,” the release stated.

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