Kolkata: In order to deal with medico crunch in the state, the West Bengal government will not only appoint senior doctors hailing from other states to the hospitals but also add 300 MBBS seats in the medical colleges. The Health department here has sent a proposal to the Medial Council of India (MCI) in this regard.
An MCI delegation will visit the state to ascertain the ground reality of various medical colleges. It is hoped that MCI will give its nod on increasing the medical seats. Out of 300 seats, proposed Murshidabad medical college will get 150 seats.
It is worth mentioning that Murshidabad falls under Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency represented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.
RG Kar, Uttar Bang and Medinipur Medical College each will get 50 seats.
The state has less number of medical seats in comparison to engineering. Despite qualifying for Joint Entrance Examination, most of the medical aspirants did not get opportunity to get admission in medical colleges.
However, Mamata Banerjee government has already added 600 MBBS seats. Now the total number of seats will reach to 2000.
Meanwhile, the Mamata government is striving hard to set up AIIMS in the state.