24 New medical colleges on the anvil

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The Union Cabinet has approved schemes worth about Rs 14,930 crore to boost the availability of human resources for health and medical sector, including the establishment of 24 new medical colleges in unreserved areas by 2021-22.

Other than the new colleges, 18,058 undergraduate and postgraduate seats will be increased in medical colleges by 2020-21. The government also plans to set up 248 nursing and midwifery schools.