The state government has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) to establish a Medical College of 100-bed and a 500-bed hospital at Talcher division located in a district of Odisha with an aim to offer better health services as well as quality medical education to the state.
For this proposal, the MCL shall invest Rs 400 crore. Land spread over 20 acres is to be allotted by the state government to establish medical college and hospital at. The administration body of that has already picked the land for this purpose.
The agreement was signed between P K Mohapatra, state health secretary and A N Sahay, Chairman Cum Managing Director (CMD) of MCL.
The set up Hospital cum Medical College is estimated to be completed by 2016.
The MBBS admission in Medical College section is likely to commence from the 2016-17 admission season and will be held following the provisions of Professional and Education Act-2007.
2014 has brought around 8 functional medical colleges and 7 other education institution that are currently proceeding in various stages of establishment in the Odisha as told by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. He urged from other public sector undertakings that functions in the State to lend a hand in setting up medical colleges and hospital in various other areas of the State.
Likewise, another medical college named as ESIC Medical College has also been initiated to be started at Khandagiri district in Odisha, shortly.