The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday said nine new medical colleges will come up in the state this month and these will likely be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to an official spokesperson of the medical education department, as reported by news agency PTI, the new colleges in Deoria, Etah, Fatehpur, Ghazipur, Hardoi, Jaunpur, Mirzapur, Pratapgarh and Siddharthnagar districts will add a new dimension to the state’s existing health system. Out of a total of over 450 faculty members, about 70% has been recruited with full transparency, it said.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new medical colleges simultaneously. It is for the first time in the history of UP that such a large number of medical colleges will be inaugurated simultaneously,” the state government said in the statement.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced that there should be a medical college in each district to prevent patients from travelling to other districts for treatment, the statement said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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