12 Mar 2024

Madhya Pradesh: Govt medical college to be established in Ujjain in view of Simhastha

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav has accorded an administrative approval of Rs 592.30 crore for the establishment of a new Government Medical College in Ujjain.

Administrative approval of Rs 592.30 crore was given for the civil works for the construction of a new Government Medical College to strengthen the health services in view of the Simhastha 2028 in Ujjain. Approval of necessary equipment and human resources for this will be given later. With the construction of a medical college, the people of nearby districts will also benefit from high level medical facilities. 

Rs 1200 crore for four new medical colleges

A revised administrative approval of Rs 1167.95 crore was given for the operation of new government medical colleges of Neemuch, Mandsaur, Sheopur and Singrauli and purchase of equipment. Rs 287.45 crore has been approved for Neemuch, Rs 288.5 crore for Sheopur, Rs 289.74 crore for Singrauli and Rs 302.26 crore for Mandsaur.

Nursing colleges to be built along with medical colleges

The Cabinet has given administrative approval of Rs 192.40 crore for the establishment of new nursing colleges along with medical colleges under the centrally sponsored scheme. Nursing colleges will be built in 13 districts -  Datia, Khandwa, Ratlam, Shahdol, Vidisha, Chhindwara, Shivpuri, Satna, Rajgarh, Neemuch, Mandsaur, Sheopur and Singrauli. Rs 14.80 crore has been sanctioned for each nursing college. With this, all the citizens of these districts and nearby areas will be able to avail the benefit of medical facilities and the students will be able to easily get education in nursing cadre.

Bonus of Rs 125 per quintal on wheat at support price

The Cabinet approved payment of bonus of Rs 125 per quintal on wheat procured from farmers at support price in Rabi marketing year 2024-25 to provide remunerative prices to the farmers for their produce. This will entail a financial burden of Rs 3850 crore.

It was decided to shift the office of the Head of the Department, Director of Religious Trust and Endowment and Director, Mukhyamantri Teerth Darshan Yojana Satpura Bhavan along with the currently posted staff to Ujjain.

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