New Delhi: There is often a debate on social media in the country that what Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done for the medical sector after coming to power? Or how many medical colleges have been opened by central government since 2014? The same question was asked to the government in Parliament and the answer has come out. The government said on Tuesday that the number of medical colleges in the country has increased by 82 per cent and MBBS seats have increased by 112 per cent since 2014.
‘PG seats increased to 70,674’
In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, state health minister Bharti Praveen Pawar said that the number of PG medical seats has increased by 127 per cent during the same period. He said the number of medical colleges has increased from 387 in 2014 to 706 at present and MBBS seats have increased from 51,348 to 1,08,940 during the same period, while PG seats have increased from 31,185 to 70,674. . Apart from this, construction of 157 medical colleges has been approved, Pawar said. He said that 108 of them are active.
Approval of 27 Medical Colleges in UP
Pawar said that the construction of the colleges has been sanctioned in 3 phases and the fund for the same has been shared between the central and state governments. The minister said that as per the guidelines of the scheme, planning, implementation and commissioning of the projects are to be done by the state governments. Under this scheme, 27 medical colleges have been sanctioned in Uttar Pradesh, of which 13 are functioning. Meanwhile, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, while replying to another question, said that till November 28, more than 3 crore Ayushman cards have been generated under the Ayushman Bha campaign.
‘Most Ayushman cards are made in UP’
Union Health Minister Mandaviya said that the highest number of Ayushman cards have been made in Uttar Pradesh, followed by Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. The Ayushman Bha campaign includes ‘Ayushman – Your Doorstep 3.0’, ‘Ayushman Mela’ and ‘Ayushman Sabha’. Mandaviya said that till November 28, 3,00,24,031 Ayushman cards had been generated under the Ayushman Bha campaign.
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