MoHFW to establish 140 Skill centers across India

The Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfares has provision for setting up 140 skill centers that will be established in government medical colleges across India to impart skills on life-saving interventions, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State informed Lok Sabha.

This will be done under the Central Sector Scheme, Human Resource Development for Emergency Medical Services. 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 (depending on the location) are released to the Government Medical Colleges/ Institutions subject to their recommendations by the concerned state Government. The Funds allocated are for infrastructure and procurement of training equipment.

“Of these, nominations for 11 skill centers by the state government of Uttar Pradesh have been received so far,” he added, closely followed by 11 skill centres to be up 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 Gujarat are getting 7 skill centres each.

Telangana, Kerala, Jharkhand, and Assam will get 4 centres each. Similarly, there is a plan to set 3 skill centres each in Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Haryana. Hilly states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh are getting 2 skill centres each. Smaller states of Tripura, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Goa, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Sikkim, Puducherry (UT), Chandigarh (UT), and Ladakh (UT) will get 1 skill centre each. Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir are getting 2 skill centres each.

State/UT wise distribution of proposed Skill Centres

Elaborating further on the status of implementation of the scheme in Uttar Pradesh, the Minister said that the central government has received a nomination for 11 out of 17 skill centres by the State Government. Following nominations for 11 Skill centres by the State Government of Uttar Pradesh have been received so far:

S. No.Name of the Medical College
1BHU Institute of Medical Sciences
2Govt. Medical College Kanpur
3Govt. Medical College Allahabad
4Govt. Medical College Jhansi
5Govt. Medical College Kannauj
6Govt. Medical College Jalaun
7Govt. Medical College Agra
8Govt. Medical College Meerut
9Govt. Medical College Gorakhpur
10Govt. Medical College Ambedkar Nagar
11Govt. Medical College Azamgarh

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