More medical colleges in the Northeast will be established with the centre bearing 90 per cent of the total expenditures.
This was reported a popular news agency quoting an official from the Assam health department.
“The new medical colleges will be established under a scheme run by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,” the official added.
“Of the total cost, the various state governments of the northeast will bear 10 per cent of it,” the official added.
The official further added that in other states where new medical colleges will be established, the Centre will bear 60% of the total expenditures.
“Under the present schemes all NE States will have medical colleges in near future,” the official added.
Presently Assam has six medical colleges in Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Silchar, Jorhat, Tezpur and Barpeta.
Four more colleges are currently under construction at Dhubri, Lakhimpur, Nagaon and Diphu and these will start functioning from 2020-21.