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CM dedicates Baripada Medical College to people of Odisha

Bhubaneswar, August 6, 2017: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday dedicated Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College and Hospital (PRMMCH) at Baripada to the people of the Odisha. With the establishment of the college, a long-awaited dream and aspiration of people of Mayurbhanj has become a reality.

With the inauguration of the fifth State-run medical college and hospital, classes for the first batch of MBBS students also began.

The CM congratulated the students of the first batch at the medical college.

“Medical college is a tribute to great social reformer Pandit Raghunath Murmu, Maharaja Sriram Chandra Bhanja Deo and Biju Patnaik who believed in multi-disciplinary approach for health and developmental problems of tribal areas,” said Patnaik.

He asserted that the State Government is working earnestly towards promoting health of the people

“In 2000, the number of MBBS seats in the State was 321. This year it has gone up to 850 and will cross 1000 next year,” asserted the Chief Minister.

Chief Minister welcomed the students and faculty to the college and hoped that they will work with the vision of giving back to the community and empowering the less privileged.

Deputy Speaker of the Assembly Sanada Marandi, Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena, department Secretary Pramod Meherda among local MLAs and MPs were present. 

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