Health and Ayurveda Minister Dr Rajiv Bindal said that government is opening five new medical colleges and all the necessary clearance has been provided to them. With the new colleges number of seats in medical colleges will rise to 450 and that will eventually help to fill the shortage of doctors. Himachal is in a dire need of professional doctors and recently it has increased seats from 115 to 200 in its two colleges. The Health Minister reiterated government’s committed for the quality education in the all professional and technical institutes in the state and assure the 100 per cent placement. He said a high-level monitoring committee has been constituted to monitor the functioning of professional and technical education and this committee would inspect all the institutions to ensure quality at every stage.