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8 medical colleges to be set up in Odisha on PPP mode

Posted on Dec 14, 08:08PM | UNI

The Odisha government has accorded permission to eight private organisations to set up medical colleges in the state on PPP mode, Health and Family Welfare Minister Damodar Rout told the state Assembly today.

Replying to a question of Mr Ananta Das (BJD), the Minister said the construction work of two medical colleges- High-Tech Medical College and Hospital at Rourkela and the Sardar Rajas Medical College and Hospital at Jaring in Kalahandi district had been completed.

Dr Rout said the government had already signed an MoU with High Tech Medical College and Hospital to set up a medical college at Rourkela, Shahayog Health Care and Research Foundation to establish medical college at Keonjhar and Sardar Rajas Medical College and Hospital to set up the medical college at Jaring in Kalahandi.

The Minister said the government had also permitted Nabadiganta Educational Trust to set up a medical college at Bhubaneswar at a cost of Rs 130 crore, Blue Wheel National Health Care and Education trust to have medical college at Chandpur in Nayagarh district at an estimated cost of Rs 150 crore, Eastern India Construction Ltd to set up a medical college at Bhubaneswar at an estimated cost of Rs 246 crore and the Centre for Disorders (OSL Group)to set up a medical college at Phulnakhara at an estimated cost of Rs 500 crore.

The government, he further said, had approved the proposal of the Sibani Educational and Charitable Trust to set up a medical college at Bhubaneswar at an estimated cost of Rs 201 crore.

The Minister said the government had received proposals from Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Kalinga Hospital and DIREMS organisation to set up medical colleges in the state.

He said as per the MoU signed with private organisations 85 per cent of the total seats in the medical colleges would be reserved for Odisha students and 65 per cent of the seats would be considered as donation seats.