The government’s policy is to ensure that there is at least one government medical college in every district, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said.

The government has not started any medical college in the State after 1983. Once fully functional, about 100 students will get admission every year in these institutions.

The Chief Minister was speaking after laying the foundation for the second government medical college in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday.

The new MCH is being created through the merger of two premier hospitals under Health Service, the General Hospital and the Women and Children Hospital.