Medical Education Minister, S A Ramdas said the state government was working in improving the infrastructure and providing additional teaching facility and staff in the college to pave the way for the improvement of seats.
The State government has look for an increase in the intake from 150 seats to 250 seats in Karnataka Institute of Medical Science (KIMS) Hubli and the Government Medical College in Bellary and Mysore. Is has sought an increase in the intake from 100 seats to 150 seats in the government medical colleges in Belgaum, Mandya, Shimoga, Hassan, Bidar and Raichur, Ramdas said.
S A Ramdas said that, "We have issued directions to the directors of the Medical colleges to initiate the process of recruiting nurses, paramedical, teaching and allied staff. The government had also proposed the centre to upgrade the 250 bed hospitals attached to these medical colleges to 400.
He also said, around 2,500 nurses and paramedical staff need to be recruited during the next one year.
Medical Education minister said the government had received representatives from 11 districts to start new government medical colleges in their respective jurisdictions.
The district administration of Tumkur, Koppal, Belgaum, Gadag, Chitradurha, Yadgir, Uttara kannada, Chamarajnagar, Mysore, Chikkaballapur and Kodagu have a look for new Govt Medical colleges in their districs.
The districts of Tumkur, Kodagu, Koppal, Chitradurga, Belgaum and Chamarajnagar have already fulfilled the Medical Council of India (MCI) eligibility norms of a 25 acre campus and 300 bed hospital that need to be attached to the proposed colleges, the minister said.
Ramdas Said, "We have requested the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science to send an inspection team to verify the claims made by the applicants following which the proposal will be placed before the State cabinet for approval".
The State government had received approval from the MCI to increase the intake of postgraduate medical seats in 6 government medical colleges from the next academic year. These include government colleges at Belgaum, Mandya, Shimoga, Hassan, Bidar and Raichur.