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Following is a report from the Sambad:
Setting timeline for different projects, Padhi asked the department to complete expansion of Sambalpur-Rourkela road by March and buildings of four medical colleges at Balangir, Balasore, Koraput and Baripada by June this year. Admission to the new medical colleges is expected to start from the 2017-18 academic session. Another medical college is also coming up at Puri and each of the medical college will have 100 seats.
BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has decided to build separate hospitals for the new medical colleges at Balasore, Balangir and Puri. The hi-tech hospitals are likely to be ready within next six months.
While construction of buildings for the medical colleges is underway, it was earlier decided that the existing district headquarters hospitals (DHHs) will be upgraded as per the norms of Medical Council of India (MCI).
The Centre had approved establishment of five Government medical colleges and hospitals at Balasore, Koraput, Balangir, Baripada and Puri in 2014. It was announced that all five medical colleges would have student intake capacity of 100 each and around `200 crore would be spent for upgradation of the DHHs to a full-fledged medical college and hospital in each district.
While existing DHHs at Koraput and Baripada are being upgraded as per the MCI norms, it is not feasible to upgrade the hospitals of rest three districts, sources said.
Health Secretary Arti Ahuja said at a high-level meeting chaired by the Chief Secretary, it was decided that separate hospitals will be constructed for the medical colleges at Balasore, Puri and Balangir.
“The Works Department will prepare the estimate for these new hospitals on and without turn-key basis. The estimate for equipment, instruments and furniture (EIF) will be prepared separately,” she said.Though it has not been decided whether the construction work will be done on turn-key basis, the Works Department has been asked to submit the estimate on turn-key basis and also separate estimates for civil work and EIF by September 30.
Since the Government is willing to start admission in these new medical colleges next year, ideally the infrastructure should be ready by March next. The admission can only be possible after a team from MCI gives its nod following infrastructure inspection.
While Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had laid the foundation stone for the medical college at Balasore on October 28, 2014, the same at Puri and Balangir was done on July 4 and August 30 last year. The Government has also created posts for these medical institutions.
- Balangir Medical College.
- Sundargarh Medical College (NTPC has signed MOU with Odisha government).
- Jharsuguda Medical College (Nabadiganta Educational Trust is considering it as a prospective site for its medical college).
Following report is from http://odishasuntimes.com/100683/15-medical-colleges-odisha-minister/
Replying to a question of opposition chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati, the district headquarters hospitals in Balasore, Baripada, Koraput, Bolangir and Puri will be upgraded and medical colleges will be established there.
The government is also working to set up private medical colleges in Rayagada and Gajapati districts on PPP mode. Besides, itt has also given NOCs to six private players interested in setting up colleges on their own.
NTPC in Sundargarh and MCL in Talcher have already signed MOUs with government of Odisha to build medical colleges. While Sahyog Health Care & Research Foundation has signed an MOU to build a college Keonjhar, Nabadiganta Educational Trust is considering Jharsuguda, baripada and Bhubaneswar as a prospective site for its medical college.
With the Centre’s approval for upgradation of the Puri district headquarter hospital to a medical college besides four other such facilities at Balasore, Koraput, Balangir and Baripada, the Odisha government today said it is all set to float tenders for construction work in June this year.
“While the Union Ministry of Health had earlier sanctioned setting up of four medical colleges at Balasore, Baripada, Balangir and Koraput by upgrading the existing district headquarter hospitals there, approval has now come for Puri hospital,” said health and family welfare secretary P K Mohapatra.
All five proposed medical colleges would have student intake capacity of 100 each and around Rs 200 crore would be spent for upgradation of the hospitals to a full-fledged medical college and hospital in each case, Mohapatra said.
The project cost will come from Centrally-sponsored Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Surakhsa Yojana scheme, he said adding the Centre will provide 75 per cent while the state will shoulder the rest 25 per cent cost.
Under the scheme, DHHs having more than 200 beds were considered for such upgradation, he said. Mohapatra said the state government was planning to float tenders for the five medical colleges by June 15 and start construction from October onwards.
Meanwhile, sources said the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) has given its nod to set up two medical colleges in Gajapati and Rayagada districts on PPP mode.
Each medical college will have 100 seats and 500 beds. The projects would be executed at a cost of Rs 326 crore each, they said.
Odisha presently has three government run medical colleges at Cuttack, Berhampur and Burla.
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.
Following is a PTI report published in Zee news:
Berhampur (Odisha): Odisha government is taking steps to set up nine more medical colleges in different parts of the state and to increase the number of seats in MBBS course from 150 to 250 in government-run medical colleges at Berhampur and Burla from next academic year.
Presently there are three government and five privately-managed medical colleges in the state. Government medical colleges are running at Berhampur, Burla and Cuttack.
“We are now taking steps to set up nine more medical colleges with 100 seats each in different parts of the state,” state Health Secretary PK Mohapatra said.
While four district headquarters hospitals – Balangir, Balasore, Koraput and Mayurbhanj would be elevated to medical colleges, tender would be floated soon to invite the promoters to set up medical colleges in Gajapati and Rayagada districts in public-private partnership mode, he said.
The government has already signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) for establishing a medical college at Sundargarh, while an MoU would be signed soon with Mahanadi Coal Ltd (MCL) and private promoter for setting up medical colleges at Talcher and Chandipur in Nayagarh district, he stated.
The government would provide 25 acres of land and viable funds to the selected promoters for establishment of medical college in Gajapati and Rayagada districts, he said. But the promoters must have experience in the field of medical education.
Besides these, he said MBBS seats in MKCG Medical College, Berhampur and VSS Medical College, Burla would be increased from 150 to 250 from next year. MBBS seat in SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack was increased to 250 last year.
A team from Medical Council of India (MCI) is likely to visit the state in June to inspect the infrastructure facilities in these medical colleges, he said adding steps have been taken to improve the infrastructure facilities in both the colleges.
First Published: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 12:45