115 PG seats increase in Tripura Medical College

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, Dec 16, 2013 : Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of India has approved Rs 24.22 cores to Tripura Medical College under strengthening and up gradation of state government medical colleges for increase and creation of PG seats. Under this scheme total 115 numbers of PG seats to be increased in Tripura Medical College and BRAM teaching hospital.

Increase of seats in MBBS and Post-Graduate courses in the medical colleges across the country is a continuous process. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Medical Council of India (MCI) receive requests from medical colleges for increase in UG and PG seats on regular basis. On receipt of such requests, MCI assesses the availability of infrastructure, manpower and teaching staff and recommendations are considered keeping in view of the assessment reports.

To ensure availability of trained human resources in health sector, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has implemented a new centrally sponsored scheme with a funding pattern of 75% by the Centre and 25% by the State Government for strengthening and up gradation of State Government Medical Colleges for starting new PG disciplines and increasing PG seats by central funding at a total plan outlay of Rs.1350 crores.

This was stated by Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

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