July 24, Lucknow: Now the day is not far when Uttar Pradesh will be known as a medical hub in the country. With this, patients of Bihar and Nepal will also get convenience in treatment. Along with this, the people of the state will get freedom from wandering from one district to another for treatment. This has happened because for the first time after independence in a state with a population of 25 crore, there is a radical change in the medical facilities. Under the ‘One District, One Medical College’ policy of CM Yogi, a medical college is being built in every district.
The state has soared high due to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s campaign to improve medical facilities. This will reduce the burden of patients coming from other districts of the state on the capital Lucknow and due to the increase in the treatment facilities at the district level; people will also get relief from going from one district to another for treatment. In view of the first, second and possible third wave of corona, medical facilities are being increased on a war footing.
From 17 to now 33 medical colleges
The country’s largest state in terms of population had only 17 medical colleges, institutes and universities before the year 2017, but in the last four and a half years it has increased to 33. Medical colleges have been completed in nine districts Deoria, Etah, Fatehpur, Ghazipur, Hardoi, Jaunpur, Mirzapur, Pratapgarh, Siddharthnagar at a cost of 2334 crores and now they are to be inaugurated on 30th July.
17 hundred seats of MBBS and three thousand beds also increased
In the state, not only infrastructure is being developed in the medical field, but new doctors are also being prepared. In the last four and a half years, eight hundred MBBS seats have increased and nine hundred more are going to increase from October.
Similarly, PG seats were 741 in 2016 and now it has increased to 1027. These are also set to increase from the next session. Apart from this, about three thousand beds have also been increased in the newly built nine medical colleges.
More than six and a half thousand people got jobs and employment
More than 70 percent faculty has been selected in the newly created nine medical colleges. 258 against 459 faculty posts and 164 against 216 senior resident posts have been recruited. Joining process is going on. Similarly 402 Junior Residents are being kept. 460 para medical staff and 225 nurses are being kept in each medical college. That is, a total of 6165 youth are being provided employment.
14 more districts will get medical colleges in 2022
Amethi, Auraiya, Bijnor, Bulandshahr, Chandauli, Gonda, Kanpur Dehat, Kaushambi, Kushinagar, Lakhimpur Kheri, Lalitpur, Pilibhit, Sonbhadra and Sultanpur districts will get the gift of medical colleges by 2022. Their construction work is going on. Apart from this, preparations have been made to open medical colleges on PPP model in 16 remaining districts and CM Yogi has also seen the presentation of the policy. Hope the policy will be released soon.
Dedication of AIIMS in Gorakhpur and foundation stone of AYUSH University also soon
Presently 30 private medical colleges are functioning across the state. These are likely to increase further in the future. Apart from this, AIIMS is being operated in Rae Bareli and Gorakhpur. At present, OPD services are started in Gorakhpur AIIMS. Soon other services are also going to start here. The inauguration of AIIMS in Gorakhpur and foundation stone of AYUSH University are also going to happen soon.
Medical University is also being built in Lucknow
50 acres of land has been allotted by the state government in Chak Ganjariya City project located on Sultanpur Road for the establishment of ‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University’ to be built in Lucknow after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Its building will be ready at a cost of about Rs 200 crore. In the first phase, administrative buildings, auditoriums, museums, guest houses, accommodation and other constructions will be done. About sixty government and private medical colleges, dental colleges, about 300 nursing colleges and paramedical training institutes will come under the medical university