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- 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.
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
National energy major NTPC on Friday cemented its commitment for establishing a medical college and hospital at Sundargarh by signing an MoU with the State Government.
The MoU was signed by Health Secretary PK Mohapatra and NTPC Director (HR) UP Pani in presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Health Minister Damodar Rout and CMD of NTPC Arup Roy Choudhury.
The college will have 100 MBBS seats along with a 400-bed hospital. The State Government would provide 20 acre land for the purpose.
Sundargarh district administration has already identified the land close to the National Highway.
The company would invest around `350 crore with the target of completing the project by 2016 so as to enable admission of students from 2016-17 academic session.
While commending NTPC to have come forward to set up the MCH in the tribal district, the Chief Minister said it would not only cater to the health needs of the people of the region but also leverage efforts to overcome the problem of shortage of doctors.
As many as 10 seats in the Sundargarh MCH will be reserved for qualified candidates of the project displaced families and NTPC employees’ families, the Health Minister said.
The national PSU has projected an investment of `1.5 lakh crore in all projects during the 12th Plan.
The two new projects in Gajamara and Darlipalli with an envisaged 3200 MW capacity addition have made significant headway.
Three coal blocks in Dulanga, Chandabila and Kudanali Labori have been allotted to NTPC as linked mines and the company will aggressively bid for Bedabahal UMPP, CMD AR Choudhury told mediapersons.
Stating that the operational 3,460 MW capacity at TSTPS and TTPS plants at Kaniha and Talcher respectively have contributed to the power sector, Choudhury stressed the PSU’s commitment to overall development of the State.
NTPC has extended its helping hand in the rehabilitation and restoration works in the Phailin affected districts and contributed `10 crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
It has also signed an MoU for light and sound system installation at Grand Road in Puri at a cost of `2.5 crore, he added.
Power major National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC) is likely to sign an MoU with State Government shortly to set up the proposed medical college and hospital (MCH) at Sundargarh town.
In spite of the health administration’s plan to kick-start the academic session from 2016-17, the problem over land acquisition may delay the project.
Sources said the MCH proposal mooted three years back could not make much headway till recently for various technical reasons. The MCH proposal is linked to NTPC’s upcoming 3200 MW Darlipali Super Thermal Power Plant (STPP). After Sundargarh administration handed over 80 per cent of land for the STPP, it paved the way for the MCH.
A high-level meeting held at Bhubaneswar on October 3 settled NTPC’s reservation as the Health Department agreed to run the MCH. There is a delay in signing the MoU due to recent cyclone and flood and declaration of urban election in western districts including Sundargarh.
A senior NTPC official said the power major does not have technical expertise to run the MCH and therefore it was finally agreed that NTPC would bear all costs to set up building infrastructure and equipment. He said after the MoU is signed, a global tender would be floated.
Earlier, the NTPC had announced that the MCH would have 400 beds and subsequently 100 more beds would be added. The NTPC has already funded `10 crore for addition of 100 beds at the Sundargarh District Headquarter Hospital (SDHH). The new facility is likely to have 300 beds with an investment of around `400 crores.
District administration has earmarked government land of 25 acres at Luhuradhipa. But, encroachment is a major concern. Administrative sources said around 35 encroachment cases involving 10 to 15 tribal families are pending.
Sundargarh Collector Bhupinder Singh Punia hoped for early acquisition of required land and said deserving families would be adequately rehabilitated.
The Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) of Sundargarh Basant Nayak said if everything goes on the expected lines, the infrastructure would be ready in two years and 100 medical students would be admitted during 2016-17 academic year.