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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa inaugurated state’s 20th Medical College in the capital which is coming up at a cost of Rs 200 crore in the Omandurar Government Estate, through video conferencing from the state secretariat.
The 20th medical college has been stablished in the state capital after a gap of 55 years, an official release said. The city has three other government medical colleges -Madras Medical College, Stanley Medical College and Kilpauk Medical College.
As many as 410 appointments, including medical and para-medical staff, besides teaching professionals had been made here, it said. Already the Medical Council of India (MCI) had approved admission of 100 students in MBBS course.
The number of MBBS seats in the state had increased by 710 in the last four years and stands at 2,655.
The government had allocated Rs 12.24 crore towards procuring required medical equipment for the college.
The Chief Minister also inaugurated new hospital buildings, laid foundation stones for new ventures and dedicated new equipment in various hospitals, all worth an estimated Rs 476.38 crore.
(With input from PTI)