Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to send a proposal to the Centre for the establishment of a medical college in Bhadrak district under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakaram (PMJVK).
In a letter, Pradhan requested the Chief Minister to send a proposal to the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA) to set up a medical college in Bhadrak.
“I request you to give necessary instructions to the concerned, to send a detailed proposal for medical college in Bhadrak district to the Ministry of Minority Affairs under the PMJVK scheme,” the Union Minister said.
“Bhadrak district does not have any tertiary medical facility as of now. Having a medical college in the district would be extremely helpful in providing the required medical facilities for people in and around the district,” said Pradhan.
He said the Central government will bear 60% of the capital
cost of the project while recurring expenditure including manpower will be
provided by states.