Bhubaneswar: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, has put on fast track the finalisation of a reputed organisation in healthcare services to run its state-of-the-art 500-bedded medical institute set up at Talcher coalfields in Angul district of Odisha.
After the Odisha government expressed its inability to run the Mahanadi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (MIMSAR), Talcher, the company has taken initiative to invite reputed medical institutions for running the medical college in Talcher.
“As entire infrastructure for the medical college and hospital is ready, MCL had now constituted a high powered Committee to speedily complete the process for running the medial institute from next session,” said B N Shukla, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, MCL.
Built at a cost of 492 crore under Corporate Social Responsibly (CSR), MCL medical college at Talcher will have 100 seats for MBBS, selections to which will be done through National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG), which is likely to commence with the session beginning 2020-21.
The Committee has gathered inputs from various organisations, like PSUs running medical colleges, super specialty institutes, charitable trusts, healthcare foundations, hospital chains etc. for preparation of selection criteria for inviting Expression of Interest (EoI).
“Preparation of matrix for calling Expression of Interest (EoI) is in final stage and shortly we will be issuing notification for the same through leading newspapers and website,” the CMD said.
He said that many organisations in healthcare services and business have shown interest in running the medical college in Talcher.
The state-of-the-art facilities to run complete 19 departments for MBBS classes are already in place, with hostel accommodation for students and residential complex for faculty and non-teaching staff of the MIMSAR.
The CMD wanted more students from Coalfields areas should join the MBBS course at the MCL medical college at Talcher.
“We want medical aspirants from Ib
Valley and Talcher coalfields – in Angul, Jharsuguda and Sundergarh districts
of Odisha – must prepare in advance through coaching so that they can secure
admission in MIMSAR,” Shukla said.