Union Budget Highlights: Outlay for new medical colleges, seats rises by Rs 2,700 crore

Union Budget 2022: Institutions such as AIIMS, JIPMER saw a rise in budgets; a new mental health programme will be helmed by NIMHANS, IIIT Bangalore.

Union Budget Highlights: Outlay for new medical colleges, seats rises by Rs 2,700 crore Budget 2022: New medical colleges and seats get increased budget
Pritha Roy Choudhury | Feb 1, 2022 - 3:28 p.m. IST
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New Delhi : The finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2022 in Parliament today. To address mental health problems arising from the Covid crisis, Sitharaman announced the launch of the National Tele Mental Health Programme. The programme will be launched for mental health counselling with the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) and Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Bangalore as the nodal institutes.

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Major institutions of medical education, including the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) and Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) saw their budgets increase by a few hundred crore.

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Only a good allocation was seen under the head ‘Establishment of New Medical Colleges and Increase of Seats in existing Government Medical College’ of Rs 2700 crores from Rs 4800 crores

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Budget 2022: Outlay for medical education

Institute


2019-2020 (In Rs Crore)


2021 – 2022 (In Rs Crore)


2022-2023 (In Rs Crore)


All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

3,599.65

3,800




4,190


Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)


1,500


1,613.82


1,840



Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) Puducherry


1,100


1,000


1,340



National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) Bengaluru


450


500.44


560



North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong


350


350


456



Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal


450


438.77


560



Regional Institute of Paramedical and Nursing Sciences, Aizawl


35.18


88.87


132



Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Regional Institute of Mental Health, Tezpur


60


57


70



Establishment of New Medical Colleges and Increase of Seats in existing Government Medical Colleges (NIF)



4,686





Establishment of New Medical Colleges and Increase of Seats in existing Government Medical Colleges (PMSSN)



4,800


7500






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