SunstarTV Bureau: A cabinet headed by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, approved the proposal to set up two more medical colleges in Puri and Jajpur at an expenditure of Rs 651.10 crore, on Monday.
A private construction company will take up the project of building a 600-bed government medical college and teaching hospital in Puri, and a 500-bed medical college and teaching facility in Jajpur, said Finance Minister, Niranjan Pujari.
#Odisha Cabinet headed by CM @Naveen_Odisha has approved tenders for new medical colleges & hospitals in #Jajpur & #Puri. The facility in Jajpur will have 100 seats & 500 beds while teaching hospital for new medical college in Puri will have 650 beds. #SusthaOdishaSukhiOdisha pic.twitter.com/hMLbrSN8L6
— CMO Odisha (@CMO_Odisha) December 14, 2020
The construction will be completed within three years on a turn-key basis, Mr Pujari said.
The Odisha Government on December 9 had announced plans for a state-run medical college and teaching hospital in Kandhamal, and a 650-bed teaching hospital for the existing medical college in Koraput. The minister said the BJD government has added six state-run medical colleges in the last two decades.
“The state government decided to construct a 100-seated new state-run medical college and teaching hospital at Phulbani (in Kandhamal district) and a 650-bedded teaching hospital for the medical college at Koraput on turn-key basis,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister, B K Arukha had said earlier.