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Centre sanctions Rs 200 crore for upgrading IGH hospital Rourkela

Following is a report from TNIE:

ROURKELA: Work on the upgradation of the RSP-run Ispat General Hospital (IGH) of SAIL into Super Speciality Hospital & Medical College (SSHMC) has finally started with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) monitoring the project.

An amount of Rs 200 crore has been recently allocated under PM’s Swasthya Suraksha Yojana for infrastructure development of the hospital.

IGH, a well-equipped 685 bedded multidisciplinary hospital, is accredited by National Board of Examinations (NBE), New Delhi, for imparting Post Graduate DNB training in several disciplines and also runs a Nurses Training Institute (NTI). However, it has now been reduced to a referral hospital due to deteriorating medical services.

Rourkela BJP legislator and former Union Minister Dilip Ray said a high-level team of experts and architects had visited the hospital and submitted their report to SAIL and the Ministry of Steel outlining the requirement of infrastructure and medical equipment.

AIIMS, Bhubaneswar has been assigned the responsibility of introducing super-specialty services and developing the curriculum for the post graduate courses, Ray added.

Earlier this month, a team of consultant firm HITES (HLL Infra Tech Services Ltd) had inspected existing infrastructure of few departments of IGH. The team examined possibility of introducing super special treatment facilities along with post-graduate learning at departments of neurology, pulmonary medicines and burn care. The visit of HITES team came in the backdrop of the visit of a team of senior medical experts of the Union Government in June following direction of the PMO.

Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram, who is instrumental in expediting the pending project, said Principal Secretary to the PMO is monitoring it and expressed satisfaction at the present pace of progress. He said after being developed into SSHMC, the IGH would ensure advanced healthcare to people of Rourkela, Sundargarh district and beyond. SAIL and the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) would run the medical college jointly.

The PM had announced the project in April 2015. Under fire for no progress, SAIL in August last year had opened a super speciality clinic in disciplines of cardiology, oncology, neurology and nephrology to run on monthly scheduled dates with assistance of Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad.

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● Super speciality treatment services would be introduced in four departments and later three more departments would be covered.
● SAIL and the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) would run the medical college jointly.

● Former Congress MLA Pravat Mohapatra welcomed the development, but added that there is no cheer for poor patients as treatment is free for RSP employees while the others are charged at par with private hospitals.

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August 31, 2017 at 4:32 pm Leave a comment

KJD demands Kosal University at Rourkela

Following is a report from the Sambad:

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August 5, 2017 at 1:26 pm Leave a comment

Expedite upgradation of IGH to super speciality hospital and medical college: PM Modi to minister Dattatreya

Following is a report from TNIE:

ROURKELA:Rourkela BJP legislator and former Union minister Dilip Ray on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi  and apprised him about the inordinate delay gripping two mega infrastructure projects of Rourkela despite the PM’s announcement on the projects in April 2015.

Modi asked Union Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya to expedite the upgradation of RSP-run Ispat General Hospital (IGH) of SAIL into Super Speciality Hospital and Medical College, Ray said.
In a subsequent arrangement, SAIL has decided to implement the IGH project in collaboration with ESI Corporation, he added.  Ray further said the PM also asked Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari to expedite setting up of the second Brahmani bridge at Rourkela as part of NH 143 expansion project.

From the Sambad:

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March 26, 2017 at 10:26 am Leave a comment

Odisha loses 250 medical seats in three colleges

BHUBANESWAR: The state has lost a whopping 250 medical seats this academic year, latest data on the Medical Council of India (MCI) website shows.

The MCI recently denied permission for admitting students to Hi-Tech Medical College, Rourkela, and Sardar Rajas Medical College, Jaring (Kalahandi). The colleges had 100 seats each. Besides, the council slashed the number of seats at Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bhubaneswar, to 100 from 150.

Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) committee chairman Tushar Nath has confirmed that there would be no admission in the two private colleges at Rourkela and Jaring this year.

Both the colleges, set up in public private partnership (PPP), are suffering from inadequate infrastructure. Students of Jaring are on an agitation seeking takeover of the college by the state government.

KIMS, part of a deemed university, conducts admission on its own. The Centre had granted permanent recognition to 100 MBBS seats at the college. In 2014-15, the health ministry gave its nod to a provisional increase of 50 seats based on MCI recommendations. However, the council did not renew its permit this year, reducing the number to 100 again.

The number of MBBS seats in the state now stands at 900. These include 550 at three government medical colleges at Cuttack, Burla and Berhampur, and 350 in three private medical colleges.

September 3, 2015 at 2:01 am Leave a comment

Faculty crunch in Sambalpur University

Following is a report from the Sambad:

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May 23, 2014 at 12:26 pm Leave a comment

NTPC will sign MoU with Odisha govt. for medical college at Sundargarh town

Following is a report from TNIE:

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.

November 4, 2013 at 1:55 am 2 comments

Ispat general hospital Rourkela to have a medical college

Following picture is taken from http://www.panoramio.com/photo/33408853:

Following report is from the Sambad:

This blog on IGH contain a lot of pictures and not much information about the hospital: http://ighrkl.blogspot.in/ . But gives an impression about the happenings at  Ispat general hospital Rourkela.

October 7, 2012 at 3:07 am Leave a comment

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