8 new medical colleges to be set up in Gujarat
As the Gujarat government attempts to expand healthcare services to remote rural areas and announced various subsidies under its Health Policy 2016, the government said it plans to set up three greenfield medical colleges and set up five attached to the civil hospitals in remote districts.

Government plans to provide the following to pursue this vision:
- To set up the colleges, organisations will given a 50% subsidy for the land
- Rs 7.50 lakh per student as financial aid, every year for five years
- Reimburse the electricity bills of these new colleges for the first five years.

Five of the six existing public hospitals at Tapi, Banaskantha, Amreli, Bharuch, Dahod and Panchmahal districts will be expanded into medical colleges. The locations of the three new colleges is yet to be decided.

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