NOIDA- On Wednesday, the health minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma made an official declaration about establishing three new medical colleges in Assam. While attending a press conference, he said that Kokrajhar, Nalbari and Tinsukia are the locations where these three medical colleges will be set-up in next three years.
He also said that each medical college will have the capacity of 100 admission intakes with 500-bedded hospital.
The chief minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal is expected to lay the foundation stone for the new medical colleges in January.
In the present scenario, Assam has 6 medical colleges namely Tezpur Medical College, Jorhat Medical College, Barpeta Medical College, Assam Medical College, Gauhati Medical College, and Silchar Medical College. These six colleges have intake capacity of 726 MBBS admissions altogether.
Apart from the commencement of these three medical colleges, the construction of four medical colleges at Dhubri, Lakhimpur, Nagaon and at Diphu is already in full swing. These four colleges will together have the capacity of accommodating 400 students for MBBS admission.
The minister said, “Assam will have a capacity of 1,426 seats for medical students after the completion of all the medical colleges.”