All the Government Medical College and Hospitals (GMCH) in the country will now get 50 MBBS seats each.
The decision was taken during the video-conferencing meeting of Technical Evaluation Committee of Ministry of Health and FamilyWelfare. Every GMCH will get additional 50 seats.
After the new development, Shri Vasantrao Naik Government Medical College and Hospital which has 150 seats will now have an intake of intake of 200. As far as Maharashtra is concerned, the State has 25 GMCHs including colleges run by Municipal Corporation.
The intake of these 25 GMCH is 4,330. With the additional 50 seats the total intake would rise to around 5,500.
In Vidarbha there are six GMCH including Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) (existing intake 200), Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (IGGMCH) (150), GMCH, Akola (150), GMCH, Chandrapur (100), GMCH, Gondia (100), Shri Vasantrao Naik Government Medical College and Hospital, Yavatmal (150). Total intake is 700. With increase of 50 seats each, the intake would be increased to 1,000.
Nagpur GMCH will have 250, IGGMCH to have 200, Akola GMCH 200, Chandrapur 150, Gondia 150, Yavatmal GMCH 200.
Apart from this Government will also provide Rs 60 crore each to every GMCH for the upgradation. Out of Rs 60 crore, Rs 40 crore will be given by Central Government while remaining Rs 20 crore have to be contributed by respective States. Government has calculated as Rs 1.25 crore per student. The upgradation will include increasing hostel facility, class rooms as per the studentsâ€™ strength, lab- oratory, equipment, etc.