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Centre gives nod to first medical college of Daman-Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli

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The Central Government has approved to set up the first medical college in the Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli (DNH).

The Government has allocated the fund of Rs 189 crore for the construction of the medical college at Sayli in Silvassa, the capital of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The medical college is likely to start functioning from the academic year 2019-20, said Praful Patel, Administrator of the two Union Territories.

“As promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the people of Daman-Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli during his visit on February 24, the central government has approved a medical college for which Rs. 189 crore has been approved by the Union Home ministry,” Patel said.

The college will offer enrollment to 100 students of which 50 each will be reserved for students from the two Union Territories, he said.

“Ever since Daman and Diu was liberated from the Portuguese rule in 1961, its people were demanding a medical college,” Patel said.

The construction of the medical college is likely to begin soon and officials of the Home Ministry will check the progress in every three months, he added.

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