`Guj to have 1 medical college in every district`

Gujarat government on Sunday said it plans to set up one medical college in every district of the state.

Ahmedabad: Gujarat government on Sunday said it
plans to set up one medical college in every district of the
state.

"We plan to have one medical college in every district of
the state," Chief Minister Narendra Modi said.

"The government has focused on making available best
medical services to the people as a part of which 15 new
medical colleges have been set up," he said.

"About 2,115 seats in medical courses during last one
decade have been added. In 2001, there were only two medical
colleges and 500 seats but now it has increased by manifolds,"
he added.

Modi made the announcement while inaugurating a hospital
constructed in association with GIOSTAR Stem Cell Research
Institute of USA at an investment of Rs 35 crore here.

The hospital offers stem cell transplantation therapy to
the people.

The state government has signed a MoU with GIOSTAR, USA,
and has set up a special organisation with a view to free the
tribal people of Gujarat from genetical diseases like Sickle
cell and Anaemia.

Modi appealed the doctors to extend benefits of stem cell
treatment to war affected soldiers requiring organ
transplantation.

"Government is developing the medical services sector on
public-private partnership model. I am glad that stem cell
therapy is becoming available in Gujarat as an outcome of MoU
inked during Vibrant Summit," Health Minister Jaynarayan Vyas
said.

PTI

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