Ranchi: In a good news for medical aspirants, Jharkhand will get two new medical colleges as per orders of health secretary K K Soan. The medical colleges will be built in Giridih and Khunti district soon, India Today quoted Soan as saying.Also Read - Aadhaar Card Needed To Get Subsidy of Rs 25 Per Litre On Fuel In Jharkhand From Jan 26 | Details Here

The project will kick off once the land is alloted to health department in two weeks’ time. With the addition of two new colleges, Jharkhand will have a total of 10 medical colleges across the state. Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Railways Cancels 385 Trains Today Due To Operational Reasons, Foggy Weather

Once the colleges are made, a total of 1000 new seats will be made available to students seeking admissions in MBBS courses. Also Read - Jharkhand COVID Curbs Extended Till January 31. Check Full List of Restrictions Here

As of now, Jharkhand cities such as Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Palamu, Hazaribag, Dumka, AIMS in deoghar are home to medical colleges.

Meanwhile, Odisha government had announced a recruitment of 2,000 more MBBS and BDS students for appointment in the upcoming medical colleges and peripheral hospitals. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, while announcing this through video conferencing, had said the nine new medical colleges should not face shortage of doctors and medical infrastructure.

The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) was also asked to notify the appointment of doctors at the earliest. Officials were also directed to complete projects in the health sector in coordination with different departments, Patnaik had added.