Feb 28, 2013 at 12:51pm IST

Budget 2013-14: Medical colleges in six AIIMS-like institutions to start functioning

New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday announced, as part of the Union Budget 2013-14, that medical colleges under six All India Institute of Medical Sciences-like institutions will start functioning in 2013.

Chidambaram added that Rs 1650 crore have been allotted to start the functioning of these medical colleges. The colleges have been set up in Jodhpur, Bhopal, Rishikesh, Bhubaneswar, Raipur and Patna.

In September 2012, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (Amendment) Bill, 2012, had replaced an ordinance, which allowed the six AIIMS-like institutes to become operational from September 15, 2012.

Medical colleges in six AIIMS-like institutions to start functioning

Chidambaram added that Rs 1650 crore have been allotted to start the functioning of these medical colleges.

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