Raipur: A newly opened medical college in the Mahasamund district has been approved an intake of 100 seats for MBBS course by the National Medical Commission (NMC). The college will start from the current academic session. Director of medical education, Dr. Vishnu Dutt confirming the news regarding NMC nod told the media agency that approval for admission was delayed in past due to unavailability of the proper infrastructure, faculty and instruments.
He said seven government medical colleges including three from Korba, Mahasamund and Durg colleges are approved by the NMC while three private colleges including RIMS, Shankara and Balaji medical colleges have also received council approval. Thus, along with AIIMS Raipur, Chhattisgarh has 14 medical colleges with a total intake capacity of 1050 seats.
In private medical colleges RIMS, Shankara, Balaji has 150 seats each and the government colleges in Raipur and Bilaspur with also have 150 seats each. Those in Jagdalpur, Ambikapur, Rajnandgaon, Raigharh consists of 50 seats each while Kanker consists of 100 seats.
On July 29, the Medical Assessment and Rating Board of NMC issued a letter of intent for 100 seats for Mahasamund Medical College for the academic session 2022-23. It is being told that due to increase in MBBS seats in government medical colleges in the state, along with medical education, patients will get the benefit of the medical facilities.