35 new medical colleges to be started in Maharashtra : Fadnavis

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Pune, 15.Sep.19: “Medical colleges are launching in large numbers in Maharashtra. Students are getting admission in these medical colleges. The central government has increased the 1000 number of seats for the colleges. In the next two to three years, a large number of seats will be available for medical education which will be beneficial for the people in the state” said Chief Minister of the state Devendra Fadanvis.
He was speaking at the inauguration of the new building of the Government Medical College, Baramati (District Pune).
E-launching of this new college and the first batch of the Medical College, E-Bhumipujan of JJ Hospital’s Super-Specialty Treatment building and a medical college under the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Government Integrated Medical Education complex of Jalgaon, took place at the hands of honorable Chief Minister through video conferencing.
Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan, Minister of Revenue and Guardian Minister of Pune district , Chandrakant Patil, Minister of State Sanjay Bhegde, former Minister Dilip Kamble, MP Sanjay Kakade, MP Girish Bapat, Pune Mayor Mukta Tilak, MLA Madhuri Misal, MLA Medha Kulkarni, MLA. Jagdish Mulik and former Minister Harshavardhan Patil were prominently present.
While delivering introductory speech Girish Mahajan, Minister of Medical Education, said that about Rs 1200 crore is being made available for the construction of JJ Hospital’s Super Specialty building. Medical College in Baramati got the permission in 2014, for which Rs 500 crore was given. Admission procedure has been started for this college. Total 7 more new medical colleges would be opened in the state, soon. A proposal of 35 new medical colleges have been sent to the Center government.
He further stated that the state government has approved the establishment of a government integrated medical education complex in Jalgaon by establishing medical, dental, Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Physiotherapy colleges in 2017. This is the first such experiment in the state to get different types of medical treatment under one roof. The creation of this complex will lead to interbranch research in modern and ancient medical practice.