April 12, 2016
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav laid the foundation of several projects on the King George’s Medical University (KGMU) Campus, including the expansion of cardiology department, here on Monday. The 105 crore project for cardiology will facilitate addition of 100 beds and round the clock services for heart patients. The CM also laid foundation of a burn unit and ICU for organ transplant department and formally inaugurated Trauma-2 located near PGI, at Scientific Convention Centre.
11 new Medical Colleges, 1000 more seats
Principal Secretary Medical Education, Anoop Chandra Pandey at KGMU on Monday said that as many as 11 new medical colleges will be opening in the state in the next two years. He informed that budget had been sanctioned for 11 new medical colleges coming up in Firozabad, Jaunpur, Chandauli, Najibabad, Bahraich and Shahjahanpur.
“Relevant clearance from Medical Council of India has been obtained and in two years, these colleges would create over 1,000 more medical seats in the state,” Pandey said, adding, “Only eight medical colleges could come up between 1947 and 2012. Compared to this, development in the past five years has been remarkable.”
Seats in post graduate courses were being increased to provide teaching staff to the new medical colleges. Pandey said reforms have taken place to benefit nursing and paramedical staff too.
“Turn Key” Formula
To ensure that health projects in KGMU and other parts of Uttar Pradesh complete on time, State Government has adopted ‘turn-key’ formula. Stating this, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at the University said, “An agency will ensure there is no delay in the project. Deadlines will also be fixed for the agency.”
Akhilesh Yadav has asked the state health department to learn from private sector hospitals so that public sector projects are finished on time without cost escalation.