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UP govt to open 16 medical colleges under PPP mode

Going ahead with its plan to bring in more private participation for setting up of medical colleges in unserved disctricts of the state, the UP government has now released Expression of Interest (EOI) ( Instructions to Applicants) for the same.

The document issued by the Directorate General of Medical Education and Training, Government of Uttar Pradesh and titled ” EOI FOR FISCAL AND NON-FISCAL SUPPORT TO PRIVATE SECTOR ENTITY FOR DEVELOPMENT OF MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL IN UNSERVED DISTRICTS OF UTTAR PRADESH,” lays down the various criteria and requirements from expected participants who would join the government in opening medical colleges under this project. The document lays down the eligibility criteria, minimum qualification requirement both in terms of financial and technical terms as well as laying down how applications will be scrutinized by the government.

The document states that the DGME, UP has decided to set up medical colleges & hospitals in 16 unserved districts of the state. These include districts of Baghpat, Mainpuri, Sant Kabeer Nagar, Ballia, Rampur, Bhadohi, Kasganj, Maharajganj, Shamli, Chitrakoot, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Mau, Shravasti, Sambhal, and Hathras, all of which currently do not have a medical college in their area.

The authority has come up with a scheme “the Scheme for Government Support to Private Investment in development of Medical College in Unserved Districts” inviting expression of interest (EOI) for the pursuance of investment.

The document lays down that there can be three modes by which private bodies including consortiums can join hands with the goverment. These include:

Mode A– Under this Mode, the Applicant shall bring in own operational Hospital, adequate land for setting up of Medical College and all requisite assets for setting up of a Medical College of not less than 100 undergraduate seats, as per applicable norms. The key terms of the Mode A and the application form are annexed herewith at Appendix- II, Annexure A and Annexure B.

Mode B– Under this Mode, the Authority shall provide land on lease to the Applicant for setting up of the Medical College. The Applicant shall bring in an operational Hospital for setting up a Medical College with not less than 100 undergraduate seats. The key terms of the Mode B and the application form are annexed herewith at Appendix- III, Annexure A and Annexure B.

Mode C– Under this Mode, the Authority shall provide an existing District Hospital on lease to the Applicant on “as is where is” basis. The Applicant shall have the obligation to bring adequate land parcel in accordance with the extant regulations for the development of medical college infrastructure notified by National Medical Commission (NMC), a body constituted by Central Government under National Medical Commission Act, 2019 from time to time. The key terms of the Mode B and the application form are annexed herewith at Appendix- IV, Annexure A and Annexure B.

The applicants are invited to submit an application for one or more districts. It also mentions that Applications under Mode A shall be given priority over all other Applications, while appplications under Mode B shall be also given priority over Application received under Mode C. Medical Dialogues

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