The Shipping Ministry plans to
convert existing hospitals at India's major ports into medical colleges and
super specialty centres on PPP basis, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said .
"We will convert the existing hospitals at our ports into medical
colleges and super speciality centres on a PPP basis," Shipping Minister
He said that a committee appointed by the government, headed by Medical
Council of India (MCI) member Ved Prakash Mishra has submitted its report in
this regard. The seats in such medical
colleges would depend on capacity, he added.
Citing an example, he said that the port hospital at Mumbai Port Trust would
be converted into a 1,000-bed medical college while at some places it would be
of 600 or 700 seats capacity, depending on the institute.Gadkari said that a
part of the funding would be met through the government while the rest will
come from private players.