CCEA approves establishment of Medical College, Salempur at Deoria

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved the proposal of Uttar Pradesh government for the establishment of a new medical college at Deoria at a cost of Rs 250 crore under Phase-II of the centrally sponsored scheme.
Under Phase-II of the scheme for the establishment of new medical colleges attached with existing District/Referral hospitals, the criteria for one medical college in every three Parliamentary constituencies and one Government medical college in each State was adopted.  Accordingly, a requirement of 24 additional medical colleges including eight medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh has been approved.
Out of the eight identified blocks in Uttar Pradesh, Block-6 consists of (70) Ghosi, (71) Salempur and (72) Ballia Parliamentary constituencies.  The State Government has recommended for establishment of Medical College, Salempur at Deoria by up-gradation of District Hospital, Deoria.
The District Hospital, Deoria is also suitable as it has a sufficient number of beds and other facilities including the availability of land as per MCI norms for the establishment of a medical college of all possible locations in the identified block, an official press release added.
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