The Medical Council of India (MCI) has agreed to allot 50 more seats for M.B.B.S in S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur. The three medical colleges in Rajasthan will now have an additional 150 seats this year. The Council had cleared the requests from the two medical colleges in Kota and Bikaner earlier granting 50 more seats each. The case of Jodhpur was pending as the Council found the medical college and its attached hospitals on four different premises in the city.
The Council finally agreed to the request for enhancement of seats following the efforts of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot who had taken up the issue with Union Health Minister Gulab Nabi Azad.
Mr. Gehlot wrote to Mr. Azad on June 11 in this regard and also spoke to him. He asked Mr. Azad to consider the fact that the college in Jodhpur was founded some 48 years back while the norms being citied to deny additional medical seats to it were made in 1998-99.