“Responding to the government’s proposal, Nalco has come forward to establish a 100-seat medical college and 300-bed hospital in tribal-dominated Koraput as part of its corporate social responsibility. The company will submit its detailed proposal to the government within seven days,” health minister Prasanna Acharya said.
While National Thermal Power Corporation ( NTPC) is in the process of starting a medical college in Sundargarh, Mahandi Coalfields Limited is planning one in Talcher.
New Delhi-based OSL Group’s Centre for Joint Disorders will established a 150-seat medical college, 750-bed super-speciality hospital, a dental college and a nursing college in Bhubaneswar.
The upcoming Sardar Rajas medical college and hospital at Jaring in Kalahandi district, being established by Selvam Education and Charitable Trust of Tamil Nadu, will start admitting students from the next academic year, the minister said.
The sDFID of UK has been preparing a report to facilitate a medical college in Balangir.