K’taka to set up more medical colleges under PPP model: Min Sudhakar


PTI, Dec 29, 2020, 8:00 PM IST

Bengaluru: Karnataka needs more medical colleges to meet the demand for doctors and the government is willing to establish more in Public-Private Partnership (PPP), State Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar said on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters after the inauguration of a new building of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre here by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, he said establishing a medical college requires Rs 600-700 crore.

“If it is built in the PPP model, it reduces the burden on State exchequer and also helps provide affordable medical education and treatment to the needy. This model is being adopted in Gujarat and the same will be implemented here as well,” the Minister was quoted as saying by his office in a release.

Noting that as per WHO guidelines there should be one doctor for 1000 population, Sudhakar said in India, there is a doctor for every 10-12 thousand population.

Therefore, there is a necessity to increase the number of medical colleges in order to produce more number of doctors, he said.

The Narendra Modi government has added over 157 medical colleges in the last 6 years, he said, adding the Central government has a vision to set up 22 AIIMS across the country, one in each State.

“We are committed to bring one AIIMS in our State too. The process of obtaining permission is already in progress and soon there will be an AIIMS functional in the State,” he said.

Sudhakar also said that there will be a new health and medical education policy in the State soon.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

CRED, upGrad and Groww are top start-ups in India in 2022

Karnataka police chief warns strict action against PFI ban-related protests

Suryakumar, Rohit rise in ICC T20I Player rankings

Ban on PFI cannot be supported: Owaisi

Ballari: Miscreants chase, murder rice trader

RSS should have been banned before PFI: Lalu

Kharge not averse to contesting AICC prez post if Sonia Gandhi asks: Sources


Related Articles More

Karnataka police chief warns strict action against PFI ban-related protests

Ballari: Miscreants chase, murder rice trader

Grand inauguration of The Ocean Pearl, Ujire on Sep 30

Chikkaballapur: Student arrested for kidnapping boy to pay college fee

Godrej Properties buys 7-acre land in Bengaluru to build homes; eyes Rs 750 cr revenue

MUST WATCH

Sunil Kumar Statement about PFI

Dasara Celebration at Uchila Mahalakshmi Temple

Kollur Mookambika

President Draupadi murmu inaugurates Mysore Dasara-2022

Creative PU College Moodabidri


Latest Additions

CRED, upGrad and Groww are top start-ups in India in 2022

‘Log saath aate gaye aur karvaan banta gaya’: Tharoor ahead of filing nomination for Cong top post

Karnataka police chief warns strict action against PFI ban-related protests

Suryakumar, Rohit rise in ICC T20I Player rankings

Hindustan Motors expects to complete due diligence for EV by mid-October

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.