Last Update: March 15, 2023, 6:43 pm IST
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said the number of medical colleges in Assam will increase to 12 with the approval from the National Medical Commission (NMC) to start MBBS courses from the 2023-24 academic session.
The chief minister termed it a “historic achievement” for the state with the setting up of four new medical colleges in just one year.
“We have reached another milestone! Happy to share that Nalbari Medical College has been recognized by the National Medical Commission with approval to admit 100 MBBS students,” Sarma wrote on Twitter .
State Health Minister Keshav Mahanta said in a statement that with the latest approval, the total number of MBBS seats in the state will increase to 1,500.
He said that the Assam government has set a target to increase the number of medical colleges in the state to 24 by 2026.
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