Health Ministry To Set Up 140 Skill Training Centres For Eme
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The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) plans to establish 140 Skill Centres in government medical colleges across India, to impart skills on life-saving interventions, informed the Minister of State Mr. Ashwini Kumar Choubey. The skill centers will be established under the Central Sector Scheme, Human Resource Development for Emergency Medical Services, the minister informed Lok sabha.

In his written reply to the Lok Sabha, the minister said that the scheme will be fully funded by the Central Government. Funds to the tune of Rs. 2.60 to 2.90 crores are released to the Government Medical Colleges/ Institutions subject to their recommendation by the concerned state government. The funds allocated are for infrastructure and procurement of training equipment.

So far 82 medical colleges have been granted funds to the tune of Rs. 121 Crores. As per the details provided by the minister, out of the proposed 140 skill centers, the state of Uttar Pradesh will get the biggest share of 17 skill centers. Followed closely by 11 skill centers to be set up in Maharashtra.

Another big share of the proposed center is going to Bihar (10), West Bengal(9), Madhya Pradesh(8), and Tamil Nadu (8). Rajasthan, Karnataka, and Gujrat are getting 7 skill centers each.Telangana, Kerala, Jharkhand, and Assam will get 4 centers each. Similarly, there is a plan to set up 3 skill centers each in Punjab, Chattisgarh, and Haryana.

Hilly states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh are getting 2 skill centers each. Smaller states of Tripura, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Goa, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Sikkim, Puducherry (UT), Chandigarh(UT), and Ladakh (UT) will get 1 skill center each. Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir are getting 2 skill centers each.

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