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IN TAMIL NADU, PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI INAUGURATES 11 NEW MEDICAL INSTITUTES.

by Juhi Tripathi

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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 11 new government medical institutes in Tamil Nadu.
  • The overall cost of these colleges, which is split by the Central and State Governments, is Rs 4,080 crore.
  • Each of these colleges would contain 33 departments, each with basic amenities such as dissection rooms, laboratories etc.

What is in the News?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally inaugurated 11 new government medical institutes in Tamil Nadu. Each year, 1,450 M.B.B.S. students will be admitted to the new institutions in Ariyalur, Dindigul, Kallakurichi, Krishnagiri, Nagapattinam, Namakkal, Ramanathapuram, the Nilgiris, Tirupur, Tiruvallur, and Virudhunagar.

Opposition to medical admissions

On the occasion, Chief Minister M.K. Stalin repeated Tamil Nadu's opposition to medical admissions based on the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and urged PM Modi to grant admissions based on Class XII scores.

Cost of these colleges

The overall cost of these colleges, which is split by the Central and State Governments, is Rs 4,080 crore. The Central Government contributed 2,145 crore, while the State Government contributed 1,934.6 crore.

While Governor R.N. Ravi participated in the virtual event from the Raj Bhavan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya, Chief Minister M.K. Stalin, Minister for Public Works E.V. Velu, Industries Minister Thangam Thennarasu (who also holds the portfolios of Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture) and Health Minister Ma. Subramanian participated from the Secretariat.
The medical colleges in Ariyalur, Dindigul, Kallakurichi, Krishnagiri, Nagapattinam, the Nilgiris, and Virudhunagar will each have a 150-student annual intake, while the rest will have 100.

Amenities and courses

Each of these colleges would contain 33 departments, each with basic amenities such as dissection rooms, laboratories, skill labs, a central library, lecture halls, and examination halls. They would also have hostels and residential quarters for boys and girls, as well as teaching staff quarters.

The Emergency Department, Intensive Medical Care Unit, Intensive Cardiac Care Unit, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Sick Newborn Intensive Care Unit, and Obstetric Intensive Care Unit would all be included in each of these facilities.

The 33 Departments are:

Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine, General Medicine, Pediatrics, TB & Chest Diseases, DVL, Psychiatry, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Anesthesia, Radiology, Central Casualty, Medical Education Unit, Audio Visual Aids, Central Library, Blood Bank.
The intake capacity of students in M.B.B.S. courses in government medical institutes was 3,550 as of March 31, 2021.

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