The central government has approved the setting up of first medical college for Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman-Diu. For this purpose, the Union Government has approved Rs. 189 crore and the amount is used for the construction of the medical college. The medical college will come up at Sayli in Silvassa. According to sources, the medical college will start functioning from the next academic year, i.e., 2019-20.
During his visit to Daman-Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli on February 24, 2018, Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi assured the people of the region that the government will set up a medical college to promote medical education and healthcare services. The medical college will offer 100 seats, out of which 50 will be reserved to aspirants from Daman-Diu, while 50 seats will be reserved to students from Dadra & Nagar Haveli.
Since 1961, people in these two union territories have been demanding for a medical college. Finally, it is time to rejoice as the government considered the long-standing demand of the people.
The construction of medical college will begin soon and Union Home Ministry will check the progress of the college every three months.
A medical college in this region is highly beneficial to people who are looking for quality healthcare services. The new college will have all the facilities and infrastructure that are necessary for providing healthcare services.