The admissions in two newly-opened medical colleges in Himachal Pradesh will start their admission process from this session. This announcement was made by the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday.
As he made the announcement he also thanked the Union government for establishing medical colleges at Chamba and Mandi Town.
The medical college in Chamba will be named Jawahar Lal Nehru Government Medical College, while the college in Mandi will be named as Lal Bahadur Shashtri Medical College.
Virbhadra Singh also took the opportunity to thank the central government for renewing the permission for admission of the second batch of 100 MBBS seats for the current session in Dr Y.S. Parmar Government Medical College in Nahan town.
He said that this decision would go long way in strengthening the medical education in the state. The minister further said "the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government had agreed to three medical colleges for the state at Chamba, Hamirpur and Nahan towns but approval for the institution at Hamirpur is still awaited".