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The Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare is said to have released an amount of ₹ 75 crores as the first instalment for the Churachandpur medical college to be established in Churachandpur, Manipur.
It is said to be a joint project between the centre and the state with a 90:10 funding ratio at an estimated cost of ₹ 329 crores.
The Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region tweeted, “The Churachandpur Medical college project will be a first of its kind medical college in the hills and will give a major boost to the health of Manipur.”
The Chief Minister of Manipur also thanked the Prime Minister and tweeted, “Under the leadership of Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi, Manipur is witnessing a major boost in healthcare infrastructure. The Churachandpur Medical College is yet another effort towards the Govt’s resolve on equal development for both hill and valley in Manipur”.
This is the third medical institute to be established in Manipur and the two existing ones being RIMS and JNIMS at Imphal west and east respectively, which are valley areas.