Veer Surendra Sai Medical College may become an autonomous college or a Unitary University
- Following are reports from The Dharitri , The Pioneer and The Statesman . One report says VSS Medical college will become a Unitary University whereas other reports says it will become an autonomous Institution.
Odhisa Government has taken a decision on principle to turn the Burla-based VSS Medical College Hospital into a fully autonomous organisation, said Health and Family Welfare Minister Prasanna Acharya on Monday.
Acharya said the VSS Medical College Hospital is the only prominent healthcare centre in western Odisha. The hospital is lifeline for the people of Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Balangir, Sonepur, Deogarh, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Sundargarh districts. Even people from four neighbouring districts of Chhattisgarh are dependant.
The residents of western Odisha who are proud of the premier institution are demanding since long to improve the overall development of it. Notably, a House Committee of the Odisha Assembly, which was formed to study the feasibility of a proposal to make autonomous the three Medical College Hospitals of the State, was asked to submit a report in 1995. The committee had opined to carry- out the proposal.
An ordinance in this regard was passed in the Assembly on December 19, 2008. The Government will bring an ordinance on this in the Assembly, said the Minister.
It might be mentioned here that in the recently held golden jubilee of the VSS Medical College Hospital Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had made an announcement regarding the full autonomy of the hospital.
- Here is another report from The Statesman: State govt for VSS medical college autonomy
- Following is another report from The Samaja. It reports VSS Medical College will become a Unitary University