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Number of MBBS seats have risen in Haryana: Hooda

MBBS seats have risen in Haryana
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said the number of MBBS seats in the state have risen to 800 now as compared to only 350 in 2005 and efforts are being made to increase the number of MBBS seats in Agroha Medical College from 50 to 100.

State government had also increased the annual budget of Agroha college to Rs 172 crore from Rs 23 crore, he said while addressing a gathering after inaugurating an auditorium constructed in memory of former Haryana minister and noted industrialist O P Jindal, at a cost of Rs eight crore at Maharaja Aggarsen Medical College, Agroha in the district.

"The state government has set up a number of educational institutions and medical colleges on priority basis," he said, adding that in the coming few years, Haryana would establish its unique identity as an education hub of international standards.

Speaking on the occasion, chairman of Maharaja Aggarsen Medical College Agroha and Kurukshetra MP, Naveen Jindal said O P Jindal always considered education as a base for development of people.

Later, the Chief Minister also inaugurated the newly established O P Jindal Institute of Cardiac Care and Savitri Jindal Institute of Nursing at the Jindal Institute of Medical Sciences, Hisar.

Meanwhile, six members of Aam Aadmi Party, led by RTI activist Ramesh Verma, were rounded up by the police near Chhotu Ram Chowk here as they attempted to show black flags to Hooda.

They were demanding shifting of a ventilator machine from Rohtak Medical College to Hisar civil hospital.


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