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Balasore, Bolangir medical colleges to start from 2018

Bhubaneswar, October 26, 2017: The construction works of the proposed Government medical colleges at Balasore and Bolangir have been expedited, and they would start teaching MBBS courses from the 2018-19 academic year, informed Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi.

Almost all construction works like lecture theatre, examination hall, central library, hostel, residential quarter, wards for different departments, OPD, operation theatre, ICU, laboratory, and Computer laboratory of the two proposed medical colleges have neared completion.

This was revealed at a review meeting chaired by the Chief Secretary.

The Chief Secretary directed to complete all construction works by October-end. A total of Rs 392 crore has been estimated to be spent for the purpose. Of the total amount the State Government and the Central Government would bear Rs 261 crore and Rs 131 crore, respectively.

The Chief Secretary directed to construct water conservation and solar energy systems on rooftops of the two medical colleges.

Health and Family Welfare Secretary Pramod Kumar Meherda, NHM Director Salini Pandit, Energy Secretary Hemant Kumar Sharma, Works Secretary Nalinikant Pradhan and Housing and Urban Development Secretary G Mathivathanan were present.  

Recently, two new medical colleges, Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital at Koraput and Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College and Hospital at Baripada in Mayurbhnaj, have already started operations from the current academic year.

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