The Madhya Pradesh government has given a nod to the opening of three new medical colleges in the state. The government has sanctioned nearly Rs 750 crore for opening three new medical colleges in the state, Cabinet Spokesman Narottam Mishra said. These institutions will be opened in Ratlam, Vidisha and Shahdol.
The approval was given by the state cabinet at its meeting chaired by Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan. "The Cabinet has accorded an administrative sanction of Rs 749.15 crore for opening up three new government medical colleges at Ratlam, Vidisha and Shahdol," Mishra, who is also the Parliamentary Affairs minister, said.
Under the plan, Ratlam and Vidisha colleges will have 150 seats each, while the one in Shahdol will have 100 seats for MBBS course. The district hospitals in Ratlam and Vidisha will be upgraded to 750-bed hospitals for the purpose, while Shahdol hospital will have 500 beds, he said. The government has accorded sanction of Rs 259.65 crore for Ratlam, Rs 265.19 crore for Vidisha and Rs 224.31 crore for Shahdol, the minister added. Presently, six government medical colleges are operational in Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Rewa and Sagar in the state.
Meanwhile, on November 30, Chief Minister, Shiv Raj Singh had also announced to set up 10 industrial institutes in sign language for the hearing- and speech-impaired. According to reports, each school will have two teachers of sign language.
He also announced that the students who have scored at least 50 per cent marks in class 12 examination and want to do a Diploma in Education (DEd), or Bachelor in Education (BEd) will be given free of cost education.