GORAKHPUR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to Siddharthnagar for the inauguration of medical college on July 30 has now been deferred and may be rescheduled in August, as per reports.
The change in schedule follows a revision of plan according to which the prime Minster will inaugurate the nine medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh after National Medical Commission (NMC) conducts their scheduled inspection and grants approval to them, said Siddharthnagar district magistrate Deepak Meena on Sunday.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inspected the under-construction medical college in Siddhartha Nagar on Sunday and told before media that every district of the state will have a medical college before the completion of the five-year tenure of his government. "Before the completion of five years of our government, every district in the state will have a medical college. A medical college is required to have 300 beds and the district hospital, which is associated with this medical college, already has 320 beds, while 300 beds are being added in the new hospital. We will request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate nine medical colleges in the state, once NMC grants them approval," said Yogi Adityanath.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister reportedly informed that the medical college in Deoria has been named after Devraha Baba, the medical college in Ghazipur is named after Maharshi Vishwamitra, Mirzapur medical college is named after Maa Vindhyavasini, Pratapgarh Medical College is named after Dr. Sonelal Patel and Siddhartha Nagar Medical College is named after Madhav Prasad Tripathi.