PPP colleges to promote medical education

Last Updated: Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 23:47

New Delhi: The government is mulling
promoting public-private partnership colleges to promote
medical education in the country, Union Health Minister Ghulam
Nabi Azad said.

"India, being home to a large population, has a great
responsibility to provide adequate health care facilities to
all those living in the country," he told a function at a
private hospital here.

He said the government was implementing various programmes
at the national level in the areas of health and family
welfare, prevention and control of major communicable and
non-communicable diseases and promotion of traditional and
indigenous systems of medicine.

"We are open to the idea of promoting Public Private
Partnership (PPP) for setting up medical colleges in certain
areas of India," he added.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 23:47

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