Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday officially inaugurated the Shahid Rendo Majhi Medical College in Odisha’s Kalahandi district.
Spread over an area of 43.18 acres, the Shahid Rendo Majhi Medical College has been built with an investment of Rs 531 crore. In all, 22 departments are functioning at the institute with 49 teaching faculty and 38 senior residents and tutors.
The first batch of 100 MBBS students admitted to the college in the academic year 2023-2024 were also present on the occasion. “These students have come from Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Bihar, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Odisha. Forty-one among are from Odisha.
Along with the medical college, the state government is also building a 650-bed teaching hospital with an investment of Rs 206 crore. It is currently under construction.
Following the inauguration, the students interacted with the dignitaries and shared their experiences.
Interacting with student Pratish Kumar Kukhar, when the Chief Minister asked about the facilities at the medical college, the latter said that all facilities are available for studying there and they are studying happily. Union Minister Mandaviya interacted with two students Anupriya Kumari and Anushka Singh.