Shimla (May 7): Himachal Pradesh government has issued letter of intent to open three more medical collages as ‘Green Field Projects’ in district Solan, Una and Hamirpur. With this the number of medical colleges in the state will go up to six.
While addressing media persons here today, health minister Rajiv Bindal said “We have issued ‘ letter of Intent’ under ‘Green Field Project’ to open medical collages in Solan, Una and Hamirpur districts. Moreover, medical college in Solan is in an advances stage and the government is expecting to begin admission by 2012.” He said that the first batch of 100 MBBS classes in ESI Medical College at Ner Chowk in Mandi district would also start from next year. Bindal also said that the state government has got permission to increase the number of MBBS seats at IGMC Shimla from 65 to 100 and 50 to 100 at Dr
Rajinder Prasad Tanda Medial College. He said that state government has also got approval from MCI to increased PG seat in IGMC from 39 to 82 and start 29 PG courses(MD and MS) at Tanda medical college.