Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today put on fast track three proposed medical colleges and hospitals.
These medical colleges are Mahanadi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at Talcher, Medical College and Hospital Sundargarh, and Jagannath Medical College and Hospital Puri.
Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy reviewed the progress of these institutions and resolved ground-level issues in a high-level meeting held on virtual mode from Lokseba Bhawan today, said an official press release.
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 a ‘no profit no loss basis’.
The medical college at Sundargarh would also admit 100 students per year. It is being supported by NTPC.
Tripathy directed to complete furnishing of the building by December of the current year 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.