On Monday, Chief Minister B.C. Khanduri inaugurated the first Government College of Uttrakhand in Garhwal. It’s a 380 bed college, and costs around Rs. 242 crores.
The Chief Minister said, “All efforts would be made to make the college a centre of excellence. It will be mandatory for doctors graduating from the college to work for some time in the hills to fulfill the needs of the people living in the remote regions.”
Another medical college in Almora is pipelined, informed the Chief Minister while inaugurating the medical college. People have been demanding this medical college for long time, as most of the population living in remote areas do not have access to basic medical facilities. The local population have welcomed the medical college in Uttarakhand as long ago they expressed their desire to have an established medical institution in the area.
“I will consider the option of studying in my own home town following the establishment of the medical college. We also have to see as how other arrangements are going to be met”, said Amit Arya, one of the aspiring student.