Shimla: Health Minister Rajeev Bindal said here today that MBBS seats in Dr. Rajendra Prasad Medical College, Tanda had been increased from 50 to 100 and added that information of Medical Council of India had also been received by the state government yesterday.
Health Minister said that the MBBS seats in Medical College had been increased due to sustained efforts of Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal by taking up the matter with the centre time and again. He said that with this approval two posts of teaching faculty would be filled up and modern technical machinery will be provided. PG seats in medical college Tanda had also been increased from five to 29 and information about it had also been received by the government. He added that government was also trying to add 25 more PG seats in Tanda Medical College to and a proposal had also been sent to the central government.
He said that with the continuous efforts of the state government, World Health Organization had allotted seven fellowships to Himachal Pradesh, out of 203 sanctioned fellowships and added that the entire expenditure of these fellowships would be borne by WHO. Dr. Rajendra Prasad Medical College, Tanda had become 1st institute in North India to get these fellowships.