Harsh Vardhan to attend foundation stone laying ceremony of medical colleges in TN today

South India

MADURAI: Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan will attend the foundation stone laying ceremony of two new medical colleges at Ramanathapuram and Virudhunagar today.

The two new colleges are part of the 11 new medical colleges the Centre recently approved for Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will lay the foundation stone for the two medical colleges. Harsh Vardhan will chair both the events at the respective collectorates.

As per the report, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sanctioned the construction of 75 medical colleges in aspirational districts of the country to provide facilities to the poor. Out of the 75, the Prime Minister has gifted 11 new medical colleges to Tamil Nadu alone.

"The basic structure of the AIIMS hospital, which was laid in Madurai last year, is nearing completion. Subsequently, the JICA Finance Company has come thrice and conducted studies on the AIIMS project", Harsh Vardhan said on Saturday. 

"The funds will be released over the next few months, especially with the advanced research centre at AIIMS in Madurai, as is in Delhi. The first phase of the round-up work is nearing completion," he added.

He was speaking to reporters while asked about the AIIMS hospital which is under construction in Madurai.

With inputs from ANI

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