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Assam to have 24 medical colleges: CM Sarma
Assam to have 24 medical colleges: CM Sarma

Guwahati, Oct 13 (TIWN) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said the state has witnessed "tremendous development in the healthcare sector after the BJP came to power", adding the northeastern state would have a total of 24 medical colleges in the coming times.

Speaking at an event in IIT Guwahati, Chief Minister said that till 2014, there were only six medical colleges in Assam.

“However, since the time of the formation of the BJP-led government, three medical colleges — in Diphu, Lakhimpur, and now in Dhubri have been constructed. The government has taken steps for setting up 15 new medical colleges, out of which seven are under various stages of construction. The construction of five another medical colleges will commence in November this year and the work on 3 more medical colleges will be taken up shortly.

“Once construction of all these medical colleges is complete, there would be a total of 24 medical colleges with an annual intake of 2,700 MBBS students along with a proportionate increase in PG seats,” he added.

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