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Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan to visit site of Kohima Medical College today

KOHIMA: Union Minister Health Dr. Harsh Vardhan will be visiting the site of Nagaland’s first Medical College located at Phriebagie in Kohima today.

The Union Minister will visit Kohima village and interact with the village council. He will also visit Kohima War Cemetery.

Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio hosted an official dinner in honour of the Union Minister last evening.

Yesterday, Vardhan laid the foundation stone of the Mon Medical College in Mon district headquarters in the presence of Neiphiu Rio, Chief Minister, Nagaland and PangnyuPhom, Health Minister, Nagaland. Lok Sabha MP from Nagaland TokhehoYepthomi was also present.

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Speaking on the occasion, Vardhan underscored the holistic development of the North East being planned and carried out on the ground by the apex political leadership.

The Union Minister informed the gathering: “At present, there are 562 medical colleges in the country out of which 286 are in the government sector while 276 are in the private sector. Another 175 medical colleges are also in the process of development. Against 52,000 MBBS seats in 2013-14, there are now 84,000 UG seats. Several medical commissions are also being set up. Around 1,50,000 health & wellness centres have been set up in the country.”

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