The Union Cabinet has approved setting up of 75 new Medical Colleges by 2021-22. The move will add 15,700 more MBBS seats in the country. These medical colleges will be established in under-served areas having no such colleges with at least 200 bedded district hospitals.
Preference will be given to Aspirational districts and district hospitals having 300 beds. This was informed by Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar to the media after the Cabinet meeting.