Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today laid foundation stone for a medical college hospital here and announced that its new academic batch will commence before 2017.
Mr Yadav said his government has given priority to improve the medical facilities in the state and couple of medical colleges have been opened in the state.
He said legislators have been allowed to spend Rs 25 lakh from their legislator development fund to provide financial assistance for medical treatment of the poor and needy.
Addressing a public meeting, the Chief Minister admitted that there was shortage of doctors in the state and the government was making appointments of doctors in a big way to cope with the shortage.
"The state government was committed to providing free treatment to cancer and heart patients besides opening specialised hospitals throughout the states," he announced.
Mr Yadav said construction work of the new medical college and hospital would be completed in a record time and the new academic session would start before the next assembly elections on 2017.
The Uttar Pradesh government is spending a total fund of Rs 627 crore for the new medical college and hospital along with two other projects. More UNI XC-MB RSA 1610 NNNN
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