Assam Government will set up three medical colleges to improve the medical education ecosystem in the State, said Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The medical college will be established at Nalbari, Kokrajhar and Tinsukia districts of the State entailing an expenditure of Rs 1,186 crore. The three medical colleges will add 1500 beds to the existing facilities in the Government sector, the minister said.
“In order to achieve the goal of bringing the healthcare facilities to all corners of the state, the government is going to start three new medical colleges at Nalbari, Kokrajhar and Tinsukia,” Sarma added.
Explaining about the project in detail, Sarma stated that each college will also have 500 bed hospital and 100 MBBS seats for students. The expenditure allocated for Nalbari Medical College is Rs 398.31 crore for, Rs 382.70 crore for Kokrajhar Medical College and Rs 404.63 crore for Tinsukia Medical College.
“Foundation stones of Kokrajhar, Nalbari and Tinsukia will be laid on January 6, 7 and 9 respectively and the colleges will be ready in the next three years,” Sarma informed.
Currently, Assam has six medical colleges at Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Silchar, Jorhat, Tezpur and Barpeta. Four more are currently under construction at Dhubri, Lakhimpur, Nagaon and Diphu, which will start functioning from 2020-21.