Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Friday, while signing an MoU with Bright Star Investments Pvt Ltd for infrastructure development of the second medical college in Guwahati, that Assam will have 24 medical colleges within the next five years,
greatly improving the availability of doctors and healthcare in the state.According to Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Assam government plans to build 24 medical colleges over the next five years to improve healthcare and the availability of doctors.
The state currently has nine medical colleges, with plans to establish 15 more. Construction on five of these, in Golaghat, Bongaigaon, Marigaon, Tamulpur, and Dhemaji, is set to begin in November.
“When the proposed medical colleges are completed, the State will have 2,700 MBBS seats, significantly increasing the opportunity for medical education,” Mr. Sarma said after signing an agreement with a Mumbai-based firm to develop the academic blocks of Guwahati’s second medical college.
In addition to the nine existing medical colleges, the government has already taken steps to establish 15 new ones. Seven of the 15 new medical colleges are being built in Nalbari, Nagaon, Kokrajhar, Tinsukia, Charaideo, and Biswanath Chariali, with the second being built in Guwahati.
Sarma stated that the government will begin construction of five more medical colleges this month in Golaghat, Bongaigaon, Marigaon, Tamulpur, and Dhemaji, while work on three more medical colleges in Sivasagar, Karimganj, and Goalpara will begin soon.