Private medical school to be built with India partner

Talks between the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government and India’s Manipal University to establish South Africa’s first private medical school are at an advanced stage. Construction on the site of the new university is expected to start later this year in Newcastle, in the northern part of the province, writes Nce Mkhize for BDLive.

Ndabezinhle Sibiya, spokesman for KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu, said the university would be closely aligned to India’s Manipal University and would also feature an academic hospital that would accommodate patients from the province and beyond. He said unlike government institutions, the medical school would not have racial quotas in accepting would-be medical students.

Manipal University began as India’s first private medical school in 1957 and today it has branch campuses in Bangalore, Malaysia, Dubai and Antigua in the Caribbean Island. There is also a campus in Mangalore with a medical college, a dental college and a nursing college with attached teaching hospitals.
Full report on the BDLive site