Uttar Pradesh government has announced, that it will soon fulfil its poll promise of making 1 medical college in each district of the state. A spokesperson of the Yogi Adityanath led government has confirmed, that the government is en route to develop a public-private partnership (PPP) based model for the medical colleges.
He said, that the government has been keen on developing a PPP model that will help it in achieving its dream of setting up a medical college in each district of the state. He further said, that as of now, 59 medical colleges have been made functional in the different districts of the state.
The spokesperson quoted that, the CM wants Uttar Pradesh to be the country’s medical education hub such that it is able to benefit the local people with world-class medical facilities.
The officer also pointed out that, in 2016 when Yogi Adityanath formed a government in the state, only 12 districts had a medical college. However, this government has kept up its poll promises and will soon introduce a medical college in each of the 75 districts of the state.
Earlier, CM in the cabinet meeting has approved this Public-Private Partnership medical colleges and has assured providing all kinds of financial and non-financial help for the same.
As per the state cabinet decision, the major districts that will have these 16 medical colleges are Baghpat, Ballia, Badohi, Chitrakoot, Hamirpur, Hathras, Kasganj, Maharajganj, Mahoba, Mainpuri, Mau, Rampur, Sambhal, Sant Kabir Nagar, Shamli and Shravasti.
The PPP model for funding these colleges have been drafted by the Niti Aayog, other guidelines for the viability gap has also been issued by the authorities after discussion with the stakeholders. This scheme is been known to be funded by the central government through its annual budget for 2021-22.
For this month, a total of 9 medical colleges will be active in different districts, Deoria, Etah, Fatehpur, Ghazipur, Hardoi, Jaunpur, Mirzapur, Pratapgarh and Siddharthnagar. PM Narendra Modi will be inaugurating these colleges by the end of this month.