On December 29, 2020, the Chief Minister (CM) of Karnataka Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa inaugurated the New Building of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre in Shivajinagar, Bengaluru (Karnataka) which has 150 seats for the MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) course.
- During the inauguration the state’s Deputy CM and minister for higher education Dr. C N Ashwath Narayana has informed that the state has signed three agreements with different firms to impart skill training to the youths of the state to help them get lucrative jobs abroad.
The agreements are in line with the new National Education Policy.
- In one of the three agreements, the ITI trained youth will be further trained by Peenya Industrial Association member industries. In the second agreement, a skill university has come forward to train the apprentice in various trades. In the third agreement, a learning foundation has come forward to train ITI students in entrepreneurship.
–During the inauguration it was also informed that Karnataka will soon get a new medical education policy and more medical colleges will be set up through public private partnership (PPP).
The outlay required for setting up medical college is Rs 600-700 crore.
–If it is built through PPP, it will reduce the burden on state exchequer and also help provide affordable medical education and treatment to the needy. This model is being adopted in Gujarat.
–The central government plans to set up 22 AIIMS or one in each state across the country in compliance with a national health policy that was formulated in 2002 by the previous NDA government under the then Prime Minister A.B.Vajpayee.
–The NDA government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has permitted setting up of 157 medical colleges over the last 6 years since it came to power in 2014.
–As per the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) guidelines, there should be one doctor for 1,000 people, India has one doctor for 12,000 population.
Recent Related News:
i.On 20th November 2020, the Government of Karnataka issued a notification to rename the Haveri Railway station as Mahadevappa Mailara Railway Station, after Mahadevappa Mailara, a freedom fighter from Haveri district, Karnataka.
ii.The Government of Karnataka entered into an agreement with Tata Technologies to upgrade and modernize 150Government ITIs (Industrial Training Institute) at a cost of INR 4, 636.50 Crores to create increased employment opportunities to youth of the state.
Governor– Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala