Three medical colleges put on fast track

Published: Nov 20, 2020, 10:45 pm IST

The Samikhsya Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Three medical colleges and hospitals in Odisha have been put on first track with Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy taking a review of the progress and resolving the ground level issues in a high level meeting held here on Thursday.

Additional Chief Secretary Pradeepta Kumar Mohapatra presented updates for the discussion.

The medical colleges reviewed included the Mahanadi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at Talcher, Medical College and Hospital Sundargarh and Jagannath Medical College and Hospital Puri.

These institutions would provide tertiary health care facilities.

Target was set to commence the medical college at Puri from the academic session 2021-22. It would have an intake capacity of 100 per year.

Similarly, the institute at Talcher supported by MCL would have an intake capacity of 100 per year.  It would be run through a Trust on ‘no profit no loss basis’.

The medical college at Sundargarh would also admit 100 students per year. It is being supported by NTPC.

Chief Secretary Sri Tripathy directed to complete furnishing of the building by next month and move to Medical Council of India for necessary permission to commence admission from next academic session.

Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Pradeepta Kumar Mohapatra, Director, Medical Education and Training Dr CBK Mohanty along with senior officers from Health & Family Welfare Department, NTPC and MCL participated in the discussions.