The Centre has given nod to open five new medical colleges in Madhya Pradesh. These colleges would be set up in different districts including Sheopur, Nimach, Mandsaur, Rajgarh, and Mandla.
A medical college costs around Rs 325 crore which will be shared by both the Centre and Madhya Pradesh in the ratio of 60:40.
The move is aimed to improve existing healthcare delivery system, which is struggling with a shortage of skilled medical professionals including doctors and nurses.
As per reports, Centre would provide Rs 195 crore and rest 130 crore by the State Government. These medical colleges would be attached with districts so that patients would get accessible and affordable care at doorsteps. The State Government is planning to establish more medical colleges in other districts including Satna.
There were only six medical colleges in the State till last two years. Since then, a total of seven medical colleges have come into existence and admission process has already begun into them. More colleges are in the offing. Currently, a total of 1870 seats area available in medical colleges. The figure is all set to increase soon.