In the latest development, Karnataka is all set to get the four new medical colleges, informed the state Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwath Narayan. The decision has been taken by the state Cabinet in a meeting.
Talking to a media news agency, Narayan said, “We are going to set up four medical colleges. They will be set up in Chikkamagaluru, Chikkaballapur, Yadagiri and Haveri districts of the state. Cabinet has approved the proposal of the medical colleges”.
Besides, he also informed that the proposal for a medical college in Kanakapura has been abandoned.
“Kanakapura medical college stands cancelled. The state government has the right to review any proposal as long it has not been implemented. The Kanakapura College was still in the proposal stage,” said Narayan.
The Deputy Chief Minister also explained that the government is trying to set up colleges at the district level.
“Before going to Taluka level, we have to set up colleges at the district level. Medical colleges at Taluka level are something unheard of,” he added.
Narayan also clarified the reports of Kanakapura medical college being shifted to Chikkaballapur saying, “The medical college in Chikkaballapur has nothing to do with Kanakapura.”
It is to be noted that Congress leader DK Shivakumar had strongly protested against the reports of state government shifting the medical college from his constituency, Kanakapura.
Interestingly, the previous Congress-JDS government in the state had passed the proposal to set up a medical college in Kanakapura.