PM Modi to open 11 medical schools in Tamil Nadu in January | Chennai Information


CHENNAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister M Okay Stalin will share the stage in Virudhunagar on January 12 for the opening of 11 new medical schools within the state. Union well being and household welfare minister Mansukh Mandaviya may even participate within the occasion, sources stated.
That is the PM’s first go to to Tamil Nadu after the Stalin-led DMK authorities assumed workplace. “The state authorities is able to open the universities as approval has been obtained for admission of 1,450 seats in these schools. The PM (is eager on) attending the occasion,” stated a supply. The erstwhile AIADMK authorities managed to get the universities allotted for Tamil Nadu beneath the Modi authorities’s scheme to ascertain medical schools hooked up to current district and referral hospitals. The Union and state governments shared the price of 325 crore in a 60:40 ratio to arrange every medical school.
Ariyalur, Dindigul, Nagapattinam, Krishnagiri, Virudhunagar, Kallakurichi and Ooty schools have been sanctioned 150 seats every, whereas Namakkal, Tiruvallur, Tiruppur and Ramanathapuram schools have been allotted 100 seats every. The AIADMK had proposed schools in Cuddalore and Kancheepuram too however owing to the presence of Annamalai College in Chidambaram and a non-public medical school in Kancheepuram, the state authorities couldn’t get central approval.
Former well being minister C Vijayabaskar stated the well being division took up the implementation of the scheme on a war-footing and accomplished land acquisition and received approvals from authorities companies rapidly. “It was historic that TN received sanction for 11 medical schools at one stroke. Even the newly created Kallakurichi district was included,” Vijayabaskar stated, recalling how appointment of docs was an enormous problem earlier in Nagapattinam, Ooty and aspirational districts like Ramanathapuram and Virudhunagar.


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