A mere 26 medical colleges cater to a population base of 180 million. Out of the eight sisters of the North East, the states of Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland still await for a medical college. West Bengal is yet to allow private medical education and is thriving on 13 odd medical colleges due to its legacy value. Tripura on the other hand has been able to open up private medical education sector of the state. The state of Sikkim has set up its only medical college in the private domain.
|Mere 26 medical colleges cater to a population base of 180 million in east||Total 57 medical colleges in west, 30 in government and 27 in private||Punjab makes highest push for private medical education|
|Jharkhand served by its lone government college||Delhi served by only governmentfunded medical colleges||162 colleges serve a population base of 252 million in south, with 80 per cent in private sector|