Balasore, Koraput and Balangir medical colleges get central nod

February 22, 2014 at 2:25 pm Leave a comment

Following is a report from the TOI:

BHUBANESWAR: The Centre has given its nod for establishment of three medical colleges in the state during the 12th five year plan, health secretary Pradipta Mohapatra said here on Thursday.

The Centre would provide 75% funds for these colleges with the rest coming from the state coffers, he said, adding, the colleges will have 100 MBBS seats each.

Mohapatra said the new colleges would come up at Balasore, Koraput and Balangir at an initial investment of Rs 189 crore each. District headquarters hospitals in these places will be attached to these medical colleges, land for which will be provided by the state government within 10 km of the hospitals.

These proposed medical colleges are part of a central scheme, under which 58 colleges would be established across the country by 2017. Construction of these colleges would start soon after signing of MoUs with the Centre, he said.

Odisha had requested the Centre to grant four such colleges, including one at Baripada, a statement issued by the chief minister’s office said. CM Naveen Patnaik has expressed his anguish over the central government not considering the state proposal for medical college at Baripada.

“Considering that Mayurbhanj district is tribal dominated, the Centre should also consider the demand of converting Mayurbhanj district headquarters hospital at Baripada into a medical college along with the three others,” the CM was quoted as saying.

Odisha currently has nine medical colleges.

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Entry filed under: Balangir, Balangir Medical College (WODC), Education, Health Care Facility, Health Services, Kalahandi Balangir Koraput (KBK) region, Region watch.

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