Good News for Odisha ;NTPC signs MoU to set up medical college and hospital in Sundergarh
Bhubaneswar: The National Thermal Power Corporation on Friday signed an MoU with the Odisha government for setting up a medical college and hospital in Sundergarh district at an investment of Rs 350 crore.
While the state government would provide 20 acres of land at Sundergarh town free of cost for the purpose, the NTPC had committed to make capital expenditure of Rs 350 crore on the medical college and hospital project.
The project is likely to be commissioned by 2016-17 academic year, when MBBS students can enroll for the course at that time.
“The proposed Medical college at Sundergarh will have 100 MBBS seats as per the norms prescribed by the Medical Council of India and the hospital will be a 400-bedded one,” CMD, NTPC, Arup Roy Choudhury, told reporters.
Of the 100 seats, 10 seats will be reserved for the qualified candidates of project-displaced families and students of NTPC employees’ families, he said.
The NTPC which targeted to invest around Rs 1,50,000 crore in the state during the 12th five-year plan, at a rate of Rs 20-30 thousand crore per year, has invested about Rs 30,000 crore so far, the CMD said.
Three medical college-cum-hospitals are already in the process of being set up in the tribal-dominated districts of Keonjhar, Kalahandi, Talcher (Angul), and at Sundergarh, health minister Damodar Rout said.
He said that 65 medical college-cum-hospitals were in the pipeline in the 12th five-year plan across the country. PTI