Bhubaneswar: Admission will begin in the Sundargarh Medical College and Hospital for 100 seats from the academic session 2022-2023, informed Health Minister Naba Das on Monday.
In a statement made in the Odisha Assembly, the Minister said the medical college being set up with the support of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) will function with 100 MBBS seats while the hospital will have 500 beds.
Recently, the state government sanctioned 271 teaching and non-teaching posts for this medical college and hospital.
The state government had signed a memorandum of understanding with the NTPC in December 2013 to set up this medical college with a preliminary estimation of Rs 350 crore.
The government has provided 21 acres of land free of cost, Das said.
In November last year, Odisha chief secretary wrote a letter to the Union health secretary requesting for establishment of a second AIIMS at the infrastructure developed by NTPC for the proposed medical college.
At present, the state has one AIIMS at Bhubaneswar.
In March this year, the Minister requested the Union Health Minister to set up the second AIIMS of Odisha at Sundergarh.
In April this year, the Union health ministry had sent a Central team to make field verification of the proposed medical college and they have expressed satisfaction. The team informed about the requirement of 200 acres of land to set up the AIIMS, he further said.