An official statement on Tuesday informed that Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot urged the central government to approve the proposals concerning the establishment of government medical colleges in Rajasthan’s Pratapgarh and Jalore districts. The statement further informed that the Rajasthan CM has written a letter to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on the matter.
Letter by CM
The statement further informed, “The chief minister has written a letter requesting the central government to approve the proposals for the establishment of new medical colleges at Pratapgarh and Jalore district headquarters pending with it.”
The centre was further urged by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to make the required amendments to provisions concerning the establishment of a new medical college in the Rajsamand district, according to the statement.
Request for Rajsamand
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot said a private medical college is already present in the Rajsamand district and, according to the provisions of the centrally sponsored scheme, a government medical college cannot be established there, the statement specified.
It further said, “In this regard, the state government had earlier requested through several letters to review the relevant provisions of the centrally sponsored scheme and make necessary amendments.”
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot further said that private medical colleges have high fees and not all students can bear the burden of high fees like these. India Today