Rs150 cr each for up-gradation of two Odisha Medical colleges in PMSSY scheme

Besides the Rs. 150 crore each for upgradation, Health Ministry has also approved the proposal to increase the number MBBS seats at both the government medical colleges to 250 from the existing 150. Rs. 14.77 crore has also been sanctioned for increasing PG seats in both these medical colleges. 

New Delhi: Odisha’s two government medical colleges MKCG Medical College located at Berhampur in south and VSS Medical College, Burla in the west are set to get Rs. 150 crores each for up-gradation under the phase III of PMSSY scheme. The number of MBBS seats at both the government medical colleges will also go up to 250. This was mentioned by Union Health Minister J P Nadda in the Lok Sabha on Friday. VSS medical college

Of the Rs. 150 crores to be provided in the PMSSY scheme to each of the two medical colleges, the the central government contribution will be Rs. 120 crore while the state will contribute Rs. 30 crores.

Besides, the central government has approved increase in number of MBBS seats at these two medical colleges of Odisha to 250 from MKCG-Medical-Collegethe existing 150.

The Health Ministry has also sanctioned Rs. 14.77 crores for increase in the number of post graduate (PG) seats in both these medical colleges in Odisha. Of this amount, already Rs. 5.54 crore has already been released, stated the Union Health Minister in his reply in the Loksabha, on Friday.

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