Cabinet approves establishment of two Medical Colleges in Uttar Pradesh

The proposal of the State Government of Uttar Pradesh for the establishment of a new medical college at Deoria at a cost of Rs.250 crore under Phase-II of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, July 18, has approved the proposal of the State Government of Uttar Pradesh for the establishment of a new medical college at Deoria at a cost of Rs.250 crore under Phase-II of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme.

Under Phase-II of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme for the establishment of new medical colleges attached with existing District/Referral hospitals, the criteria for one medical in every three Parliamentary Constituencies and one Government medical college in each State was adopted.  Accordingly, a requirement of 24 additional medical colleges including eight medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh has been approved.

Out of the eight identified Blocks in Uttar Pradesh, the Block-6 consists of (70) Ghosi, (71) Salempur and (72) Ballia Parliamentary Constituencies.  The State Government of Uttar Pradesh has recommended for establishment of Medical Colleges, Salempur at Deoria by up-gradation of District Hospital, Deoria.

The State Government has informed that Salempur is part of District Deoria and Salempur Parliamentary Constituency is partly covered under District Deoria.  The District Hospital, Deoria is also suitable as it has the sufficient number of beds and other facilities including the availability of land as per MCI norms for the establishment of the medical college of all possible locations in the identified Block.