New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee gave its nod to the proposal of Uttar Pradesh government for establishment of new medical college at Deoria.
Under Phase-II of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme, approval for setting up a medical college at a cost of Rs. 250 crore in UP’s Deoria was given, in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Under Phase-II of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme for 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, an official statement read.
Accordingly, a requirement of 24 additional medical colleges including eight medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh has been approved, it said.
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 sufficient number of beds and other facilities including availability of land as per MCI norms for the establishment of medical college of all possible locations in the identified Block.