NOIDA- The central government has released the fund of Rs. 260 crores to Jammu and Kashmir Health and Medical Education department for establishing five new medical colleges in different districts of the state. Atal Dulloo, Principal Secretary, Health and Medical Education, stated that after the release of this fund, the contribution of centre for setting up new medical colleges at Anantnag, Baramulla, Doda, Kathua and Rajouri has reached to Rs. 765 Crores.
Accroding to him, the Union ministry of Health and Family Welfare has allocated the budget of Rs. 189 Crores for each college- Rs. 139 crore is for civil works and Rs. 50 crore for machinery and equipment. The construction work of all these colleges is in swing and will be expedited, if required, to put the infrastructure in place at the earliest.
Mr. Dulloo added that the department has been adhering with the Medical Council of India (MCI) guidelines to form the steps of infrastructure, equipment, and human resource set-up and soon the first batch of MBBS students will be announced, most probably in the next year.