The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Uttar Pradesh Governments proposal for establishment of new medical college at Deoria. The college will be set-up at a cost of Rs 250 crore under Phase-II of the Centrally sponsored scheme.

Under phase-II of the centrally sponsored scheme for establishment of new medical colleges attached with existing district/referral hospitals, the criteria for one medical in every three Parliamentary constituencies and one Government medical college in each State was adopted.

Accordingly, a requirement of 24 additional medical colleges including eight medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh has been approved, an official communiqu© said.

The State Government of Uttar Pradesh has recommended for establishment of Medical Colleges, Salempur at Deoria by up-gradation of district hospital, Deoria.

The State Government has informed that Salempur is part of district Deoria and Salempur Parliamentary constituency. The district hospital, Deoria is also suitable as it has sufficient number of beds and other facilities including availability of land as per MCI norms for the establishment of medical college of all possible locations in the identified block.

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