New Delhi, 10 December 2021: Health is a state subject and primary responsibility to ensure availability of publichealth facilities lies with the State Government. However, the Ministry of Health and FamilyWelfare administers a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for ‘Establishment of new MedicalColleges attached with existing district/referral hospitals’ with preference to underserved areas and aspirational districts, where there is no existing Government or private medicalcollege. This step will help to improve the healthcare delivery system in these areas. Under this scheme, Government of India has approved establishment of 157 new medical colleges in three phases. Out of these, 70 medical colleges have become functional till date.

Details are at Annexure.

Annexure

Centrally Sponsored scheme for ‘Establishment of new medical colleges attached with existing district/referral hospitals’

Approved medical colleges

Sl. No State/UT Districts
Phase-I (58)
1 A & N Islands Port Blair
2 Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
3 Assam Dhubri, Nagaon, North Lakhimpur, Diphu
4 Bihar Purnia, Saran (Chhapara), Samastipur
5 Chhattisgarh Rajnandgaon, Sarguja
6 Himachal Pradesh Chamba, Hamirpur, Nahan (Sirmour)
7 Haryana Bhiwani
8 Jharkhand Dumka, Hazaribagh, Palamu (Daltonganj)
9 Jammu & Kashmir Anantnag, Baramulla, Rajouri, Doda, Kathua
10 Madhya Pradesh Datia, Khandwa, Ratlam, Shahdol, Vidisha, Chindwara, Shivpuri
11 Maharashtra Gondia
12 Meghalaya West Garo Hills (Tura)
13 Mizoram Falkawn
14 Nagaland Naga Hospital (Kohima)
15 Odisha Balasore, Baripada (Mayurbhanj), Bolangir, Koraput, Puri
16 Punjab SAS Nagar
17 Rajasthan Barmer, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Churu, Dungarpur, Pali,  Sikar
18 Uttar Pradesh Basti, Faizabad, Firozabad, Shahjahanpur, Bahraich
19 Uttarakhand Almora
20 West Bengal Birbhum (Rampur Hat), Cooch behar, Diamond harbour, Purulia, Raiganj (North Dinajpur)
Phase –II (24)
1 Bihar Sitamarhi, Jhanjharpur, Siwan, Buxar, Jamui
2 Jharkhand Koderma, Chaibasa (Singhbhum)
3 Madhya Pradesh Satna
4 Odisha Jajpur
5 Rajasthan Dholpur
6 Uttar Pradesh Etah, Hardoi, Pratapgarh, Fatehpur, Siddharthnagar (Domariyaganj), Deoria, Ghazipur, Mirzapur
7 West Bengal Barasat, Uluberia, Arambagh, Jhargram, Tamluk
8 Sikkim Gangtok
Phase-III (75)
1 Andhra Pradesh Piduguralla, Paderu, Machilipatnam
2 Assam Kokrajhar
3 Chhattisgarh Korba, Mahasamund, Kanker
4 Gujarat Narmada, Navsari, Panchmahal, Porbandar, Morbi
5 Jammu & Kashmir Udhampur, Handwara (Distt. Kupwara)
6 Karnataka Chikkamagaluru, Haveri, Yadgiri, Chikkaballapura
7 Ladakh Leh
8 Madhya Pradesh Rajgarh, Mandla, Neemuch, Mandsaur, Sheopur, Singrauli
9 Maharashtra Nandurbar
10 Manipur Churachandpur
11 Nagaland Mon
12 Odisha Kalahandi
13 Punjab Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur
14 Rajasthan Alwar, Baran, Bansawara, Chittorgarh, Jaisalmer, Karauli, Nagaur, Shri Ganganagar, Sirohi, Bundi, Sawai Madhopur, Tonk, Hanumangarh, Jhunjhunu, Dausa
15 Uttarakhand Rudrapur (Distt. Udham Singh Nagar), Pithoragarh, Haridwar
16 Uttar Pradesh Bijnaur, Kushinagar, Sultanpur, Gonda, Lalitpur, Lakhimpur Kheri, Chandauli, Bulandshahar, Sonbhadra, Pilibhit, Auraiya, Kanpur Dehat, Kaushambi, Amethi
17 Tamil Nadu Tiruppur, Nilgiris, Ramanathapuram, Namakkal, Dindigul,, Virudhunagar, Krishnagiri, Tiruvallur, Nagapattinam, Ariyalur, Kallakurichi
18 West Bengal Jalpaiguri

The Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar stated this in a written reply in the LokSabha today.