A new chapter is expected to be added to the history of health facilities and medical education in Uttar Pradesh when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will simultaneously inaugurate seven new state autonomous medical colleges from Siddharthnagar, the land of Lord Buddha, on October 25.
The medical colleges that will be inaugurated are at Siddharthnagar, Deoria, Etah, Hardoi, Ghazipur, Mirzapur and Pratapgarh
On Saturday, speaking to media persons after inspecting the venue and meeting with the officials regarding the inauguration ceremony of the newly created Madhav Prasad Tripathi State Autonomous Medical College in Siddharthnagar, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the state government was committed to providing the best health facilities to the residents and was therefore setting up a chain of medical colleges across the state.
“Through Siddharthnagar medical college, not only will the local people benefit but patients from adjoining Balrampur, Maharajganj and friendly nation Nepal would be able to get the best of medical facilities,” he said.
“The medical college of Siddharthnagar has been constructed under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana and several other medical colleges will come up in the state in near future. Basti medical college was started last year while Bahraich medical college was started two years ago. Similarly, a medical college in Ayodhya will become operational soon. Two years ago, I had announced plans to set up a medical college in Siddharthnagar and now it is ready. Besides, seven medical colleges of the state have got recognition from the National Medical Council,” Yogi said.
The chief minister further said that in the Gorakhpur-Basti division, BRD Medical College at Gorakhpur was the only medical college but today AIIMS in Gorakhpur was also ready and would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the next 45 days.