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New Medical Colleges for Bengal

The Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Cabinet on Wednesday took decisions on a gamut of subjects including the setting up of three medical colleges, a new post-graduate institute for paediatric science, the rehabilitation project for people affected by subsidence of coal-mines and the creation of around 4000 new posts.

After the meeting, Minister of State for information Soumendranath Bera said : “decisions have been taken on some crucial issues”.

Elaborating, he said the government has approved the setting up of three medical colleges, one each in North 24 Parganas, Malda and Murshidabad. Initially, 33 teachers would be appointed for these colleges.

Alongside, a new institute for the study of post-graduate paediatric science would be set up in the city by merging the B.C. Roy Memorial Institute with the existing child hospital also named after the former Chief Minister of the State.

The late B.C. Roy, a reputed physician, is widely regarded as the architect of modern Bengal.

Mr. Bera said the meeting approved the creation of 4000 new posts. Of this, 3345 would be that of teachers in the secondary and higher-secondary levels where 400 secondary schools are proposed to be upgraded to higher-secondary status.

Recruitments would also be made in the Bardhaman Medical College and Hospital where a Super Speciality Wing has been added recently. “Nearly 103 people are required here”, Mr Bera said.

Recruitments would also be made in the physical training department in the state’s referral hospital, the SSKM Hospital here and in the Darjeeling Police Hospital.

He said the Centrally-funded project for the rehabilitation of people threatened by mine subsidence in the Ranigunj coalfields area also received the nod of the cabinet of ministers as did a proposal to create the posts of seven directors for the state IT department.

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