Odisha govt plans admission in three new medical colleges next year – education
The Odisha government has directed officials to complete the construction of three new medical colleges and hospitals by December this year and apply to the Medical Council of India for the necessary permission to begin admission for the next academic session.
This direction was issued by Chief Secretary AK Tripathy while reviewing progress made on three projects at a high-level meeting here Thursday, an official said.
The state has currently embarked on the construction of three new medical schools in Talcher, Sundergarh and Puri.
The Mahanadi Institute for Medical Sciences and Research at Talcher, Medical College and Hospital in Sundargarh and Jagannath Medical College and Hospital Puri would have an MBBS admission capacity of 100 seats each.
These institutions would provide tertiary health care facilities. Target was established to start the medical school in Puri from the academic session 2021-22.
The MCL-backed Talcher institute would be managed through a trust on a “no profit no loss” basis. The Sundargarh School of Medicine is supported by NTPC.
The Additional Chief Secretary, Family Health and Welfare, PK Mohapatra, the Director of Medical Education and Training, Dr. CBK Mohanty, along with senior officials from the department, NTPC and MCL participated in the discussions.
In addition to AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, Odisha has seven state medical colleges in Cuttack, Berhampur, Burla, Koraput, Baripada, Balasore, and Bolangir.