Rs 180 cr for modernisation of medical colleges: Minister

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Kolhapur, Sep 14 (UNI) Maharashtra Medical Education Minister Dileep Valse-Patil today said the state government will spend Rs 180 crore for modernisation of the government medical colleges.

The Minister was speaking at a state-level medical education conference, organised jointly by the Medical Education and Research Directorate, The Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), and the Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Government Medical College Kolhapur,here today.

Vacant posts in the medical colleges will be filed up within six months, and all assistance will be provided to the medical colleges to improve the health service and medical education, the Minister emphasised.

Medical education should reaxch out to the rural populace and the state government will make necessary funds available for this purpose, the Minister assured.

State Medical Education Chief Secretary Amitabh Chandra, Medical Education and Research director W B Tayade, MUHS vice chancellor Dr Mrudula Phadke, and former Maharashtra Health Minister Digvijay Khanvilkar were among those present on the occasion.

UNI

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