Lucknow, May 10 : Uttar Pradesh government today decided to set up a new medical college and hospital at Azamgarh in the eastern part of the state at an approximate cost of Rs 300 crore.
The state cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, today approved the detailed Project Report (DPR) of the medical college and hospital.
According to state chief secretary Navin Chandra Bajpayee, the new medical college, second in the eastern part of the state after Gorakhpur, will have the capacity of 100 students.
He said the government had already sanctioned Rs 10 crore for the medical college, which will be set up within three years.
The new medical college will have all the required departments of a specialised hospital including ultra-modern equipement.
At present there are seven medical colleges in the state and Azamgarh would be the eigth one.
In another decision, the cabinet approved a fund of Rs 1.82 crore for purchase of five acres of land for constructing a hi-tech government hospital on the Lucknow-Kanpur road near the state capital. The proposed hospital will have 100 beds and would be completed within next two years.
The government also decided to appoint employees, doctors and experts on contractual basis for the central sponsored Reproductive and Child Health Programme in the state.
Mr Bajpayee said all the employees, doctors and other professionals would be engaged for one year under the programme in the state,district and block level.
However, the centre would bear all the cost of the project including the salary of the employees, he said.
Two committes at the state level would select the employees for the programme while a similar committee would be at the district level, he said.