Saturday, 3 March 2012

13 new ANM, GNM and BSc Nursing colleges to be set up in Uttarakhand

Written by Anil Singh

The Uttarakhand Medical Education Department’s project of setting up 13 training centres for nurses is expected start this year.

The department has already received NOC and financial sanction for the construction of 13 training centres for nurses in the state, which include Auxiliary Nurses and Midwives (ANM) schools, General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) schools and BSc nursing colleges in different districts of the state.


Copycatting the Kerala experiment in Uttarakhand, the MED plans to set up 1) ANM centres at Bageshwar, Champawat, Tehri and Rudraprayag 2) GNM centres at Nainital, Pithoragarh, Haridwar, Chamoli and Uttarkashi 3) BSc (nursing) colleges at Pauri, Almora, Tehri, Pithoragarh and Chamoli.

Funds earmarked for the Project:

Under the 13th Finance Commission, Rs 100 crore are earmarked for the construction work. A total of Rs 10 crore has been earmarked for GNM schools each and Rs 5 crore for the ANM schools.
The Uttarakhand Government hopes that following the Kerala experiment, Uttarakhand not only have a well-trained medical and paramedical work force but will also be able to improve the immunisation status and other health indicators in the state.


Uttarakhand already has five GNM, ANM and nursing colleges.

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