Health Minister lays foundation stone of Mon Medical College in Nagaland
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday laid the foundation stone of Mon Medical College in Nagaland in the presence of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio.
Speaking on the occasion, Vardhan underscored the holistic development of northeast being planned and carried out on the ground under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the health ministry said in a statement. "At present, there are 562 medical colleges in the country out of which 286 are in the government sector while 276 are in the private sector. "Another 175 medical colleges are also in the process of development. Against 52,000 MBBS seats in 2013-14, there are now 84,000 UG seats. Several medical commissions are also being set up," the statement quoting the health minister said. Around 1,50,000 health and wellness centres have been set up in the country, he said.