State to examine proposal to have govt med college in Mangaluru

Submitted by Rashmi on Tue, 2016-07-12 19:37 Bengaluru: A proposal to set up a government medical college in Mangaluru city or in Dakshina Kannada district will be examined soon, promised Medical education minister Sharanprakash R Patil. Replying to a query raised by Ivan D’Souza, chief whip of Congress in the Legislative Council, also a Mangalurean, Patil said that the government is contemplating to set up more medical colleges in different parts of the state provided there is availability of basic infrastructure and funds. “The government has already set up medical colleges in 16 districts under its policy one government medical college in each revenue district. However, it will examine the feasibility of setting up medical colleges in other districts including Dakshina Kannada in the forthcoming academic year,” he said. Presently, following districts have government medical colleges -  Bengaluru, Mysuru, Hubballi, Ballari, Mandya, Hassan, Shivamogga, Raichur, Belagavi, Bidar, Kalaburagi, Gadag, Koppal, Kodagu, Karwar and Chamarajanagar. New medical colleges have been sanctioned to Tumakuru, Chitradurga, Bagalkote, Haveri, Yadagir and Chikkaballapur.