The Goa government on Saturday announced that the Medical Council of India (MCI) has consented to increase MBBS seats to 150 from the existing 100 at Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim from the current academic year.
Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar told reporters that the state government has begun upgrading the infrastructure for creating the additional seats in the state’s only medical college. “Goans will benefit from the increase in seats. There are many intelligent Goan students who aspire to be doctors. They need not try in other states now,” he said.
The government, couple of months back had submitted a proposal for increasing the MBBS seats as several Goan students were denied the opportunity because of which they would either take admissions in dentistry or private medical colleges outside Goa.
“The MCI members inspected the premise and everything else required for the enhancement of the seats, after which it granted permission,” he said.