New Delhi: Odisha’s SCB Medical College in Cuttack is one among the 13 government medical colleges (GMCs) to be up-graded by the Centre.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has earlied accorded approval for the upgradation under Phase-IV of PradhanMantriSwasthyaSurakshaYojana (PMSSY).

The cost approved for each GMC is Rs. 200 crore with Central share of Rs. 120 crore and State share of Rs. 80 crore. The Ministry, while finalizing the up-gradation projects, gives priority to the States generally considered “backward” with respect to the broad socio-economic indicators. As upgradation projects are jointly funded, commitment of the State Government in terms of providing state share of funds, encumbrance free land, water & power supply and statutory clearances is also essential.

List of Government Medical Colleges approved under Phase-IV of PMSSY

S.No.StateSl. No. of CollegeGovernment Medical Colleges/Institutes
1Bihar1Patna Medical College and Hospital, Patna
2Government Medical College, Bhagalpur
3Government Medical College, Gaya
2Chhattisgarh4Government Medical College, Bilaspur
5Government Medical College, Jagdalpur
3Delhi6University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS)-Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital
4Gujarat7Government Medical College, Surat
8Government Medical College, Bhavnagar
5Madhya Pradesh9Government Medical College, Indore
6Odisha10Government Medical College, Cuttack
7Rajasthan11Government Medical College, Jaipur
8Uttar Pradesh12Government Medical College,  Agra
13Government Medical College,  Kanpur

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh. Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.