Since there are so many medical colleges running in Delhi, it feels awkward if there is no medical university there! There are about 7 medical, dental and Ayurvedic colleges in Delhi and have affiliation to different universities. However, the Capital will very soon be having a medical university of its own.
The government of Delhi is keen towards fulfilling the demand of medical professionals in more than 30 govt. hospitals. For this, the Delhi government is planning to set up its own medical university. Quite remarkably, the university will have separate colleges for medical, nursing and paramedics courses.
Some senior govt. personnel have told that the draft proposal to start the University of Medical Sciences is almost ready. They said that the draft, most probably, is to be tabled in the budget session of the Delhi assembly in 2013. In this regard, a senior official talked about the possibility of the CM announcing the plan of setting up the university in her budget speech even if the bill isn’t ready.