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PM Modi to lay foundation stone of 4 medical colleges in Rajasthan

September 30, 2021, 10:00 am

Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Jaipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of four new medical colleges through video conferencing in Rajasthan. The colleges will come up in Banswara, Sirohi, Hanumangarh and Dausa districts. He will also inaugurate Central Institute of Petrochemical Technology (CIPET) in Jaipur.

The ceremony will begin at 11 am and will be virtually attended by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. Many other dignitaries will also be present in the video conferencing on this occasion.

Health department officials said that these medical colleges have been sanctioned under a union government-sponsored scheme. The central government has given priority to backward and disadvantaged districts in setting up medical colleges. Under this scheme, 157 new medical colleges have been approved across the country that will be developed in three phases. The officials said that there is a lack of medical facilities in districts such as Banswara and Sirohi. These medical colleges will help to get medical aid to people in these districts.

The central government in collaboration with the Rajasthan government has developed CIPET in the Sitapura area of Jaipur. It will be an autonomous institution being set up with an objective to meet the needs of petrochemical and allied industries. This institute will provide education to the youth to become skilled technical professionals in the petrochemical sector.

First published: September 30, 2021