Wednesday 17 August 2011

Almora medical college in Uttarakhand to cost Rs 400 crore

Written by Anil Singh

In June this year the Uttarakhand Government announced the setting up of two new medical colleges in the Almora district of the state. Now the reports are that, the Uttarakhand government will spend Rs 400 crore to build a 200-bedded state-of-the-art medical college.

The Almora medical college will be constructed in 42 acres of land and would be a state-of-the-art institute. Besides a medical college, the government also plans to provide accommodations for all the attendants of patients by constructing small inns at Almora.

Notably, in March this year, the Uttarakhand CM Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank laid the foundation stone for the Doon medical college to be built at the old jail premises in Dehradun.
With the new medical college at Almora, the number of medical colleges in Uttarakhand will reach four, where MBBS degree would be available for students at an affordable fee of Rs 15000 per annum or 60,000 for the entire degree.

The Government hopes to start the construction work of the medical college soon.


New medical colleges in the state will be a big boost to the health care in Uttarakhand. In addition, the low MBBS degree fees will take MBBS education to the students of lower income families as well. The unique concept of developing lodging infrastructure close to Almora Medical College, will boost medical tourism in the district as well – An initiative which will be beneficial both the medical and tourism industry.

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