Chief secretary Asit Tripathy on Thursday reviewed the progress of three medical colleges in a high-level meeting held on virtual mode from Lok Seva Bhawan here. Additional chief secretary (health) PK Mohapatra presented updates for discussion.
These medical colleges were Mahanadi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at Talcher, Medical College and Hospital at Sundargarh and Jagannath Medical College and Hospital at Puri. These institutions would also provide tertiary health care facilities.
Official sources said the state government has set a target to commence the medical college at Puri from the academic session 2021-22. It would have intake capacity of 100 per year.
Similarly, the institute at Talcher supported by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) will have intake capacity of 100 students per year. It would be run through a trust on ‘no profit no loss basis’. The medical college at Sundargarh will also admit 100 students per year. It is being supported by national thermal power corporation limited (NTPC).
Tripathy has directed the officials to complete furnishing of the building by December of the current year and move to Medical Council of India (MCI) for necessary permission to commence admission from next academic session.