Construction of 5 medical colleges to start around Puja

 

GUWAHATI The construction of five medical colleges in Tamulpur, Golaghat, Bongaigaon, Morigaon and Dhemaji will begin in the week of Durga Puja Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on Thursday.

At a function for the government at the venue, he explained that the state government is planning to make 2,000 doctors each year by 2030 . This will be from more than 24 medical schools within the state. There are nine accredited colleges within the state currently within the public sector.

“The tender process to start the construction has been completed,” the official said.

On Monday, Assam’s most recent medical institution, Dhubri Medical College (DMC) received approval from the Medical Assessment and Rating Board under the National Medical Commission (NMC) to begin the MBBS course starting in twenty-two-three academic term.

Sarma stated that the government is making efforts to establish the Kokrajhar Medical College or Nalbari Medical College in the next year. Sarma hopes of the fact that the new medical school located in Guwahati which is to be constructed by combining Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Medical Center and Kalapahar Covid Hospital, will be open in 2025. At the same time, Sarma said the state government is currently working the launch of two additional hospitals located in Nagaon in Nagaon and Tinsukia. “Ultimately, in 2026, we have the plan to start Charaideo and Biswanath Medical Colleges,” Sarma explained.

Sarma declared that his government in mind two more medical schools which are located in Goalpara in Goalpara and Karimganj respectively. “Today we can say that the aim of creating 22,000 doctors per year is feasible. We’re heading toward the proper direction.” Sarma said.

The day before He also flagged off the 83 Basic Life Support surface ambulances from 150 ambulances which are brand new in the already number of 108 Mritunjoy ambulance services. Health Minister Keshab Mahanta was also in attendance for the event. “These ambulances will be beneficial for patients in rural and urban areas of Assam and aid in reducing maternal and infant mortality rates in the state,” Sarma said.

The emergency ambulance service of 108 has saved lives of 1,86,000 to date, he stated. “Currently, 800 ambulances, including 779 Basic Life Support Surface Ambulances, 14 Advanced Life Support Surface Ambulances and seven Boat Ambulances, are providing emergency health transport services to the people (Of Assam),” the tweet reads.

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