The Centre has given its approval to the proposal of the Rajasthan state government to open medical colleges in five districts of the state. Rajasthan will be the first state in the country to have medical colleges in almost all districts, an official statement said.
The Centre has given approval to establish medical colleges in Sawai Madhopur, Jhunjhunu, Tonk, Hanumangarh and Dausa of the state. Now, 30 of the 33 districts of the state have a government medical college or got an approval for the same.
Rajsamand, Pratapgarh and Jalore are the only districts where there is no government medical college, the statement read. A medical college is functioning in the private sector in Rajsamand, the statement mentioned.
Each of the approved medical colleges will cost Rs 325 crore. Of the total Rs 1,625 crore budget, Centre will give 60 percent and the State government will give 40 percent.
About two months ago, the Centre had approved the state government’s proposal of establishing medical colleges in Alwar, Banswara, Baran, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Jaisalmer, Karauli, Nagaur, Sri Ganganagar and Sirohi.