About Us
Contact Us
Advertise on www.odishanow.in
Contribute Articles
Your Voice!
Photo Gallery
Opinion Poll
Print Story   Email Story

Beat BJD in BMC polls, break its backbone: Pradhan to BJP workers

 Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today urged the State government to focus on quality medical education for producing trained doctors.

      Even as the war of words over Raghunath Murmu Medical College and Hospital in Baripada hotted up with both the BJD and BJP claiming credit for the nod from the Supreme Court Oversight Committee to start the academic session from the current year and begin the admission process to the 100-seat facility, Pradhan said the State government should focus on quality medical education and not produce ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’.

      Pradhan’s statement came a day after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik visited the Health institution to take stock of the infrastructure and construction work yesterday.
Pradhan said the fact on the delay in getting the necessary permission will be known to the people if the State government made the correspondences in this regard public.
He said the State government may blame the Centre for the delay in obtaining permission a thousand times, but it must ensure that quality education was provided to the students and the future of the students was not plunged in darkness like those of the Rajas Medical College and Hospital or the Hitech Medical College of Rourkela.
He claimed that he had discussed the issue with Medical Council of India, Union Health Minister JP Nadda and State chief Secretary AP Padhi.
“I had called the State Health Secretary to Delhi to discuss about admission into the Medical College,” Pradhan claimed.
He urged the State government to provide the necessary infrastructure in the Baripada Medical College for which the Centre has provided 60 per cent financial assistance. 
Notably, uncertainty over starting the Medical College had loomed large due to lack of Letter of Permission (LoP) from the MCI.
Odisha had earlier sought LoP for two medical colleges— Pandit Raghunath Medical College and Hospital, Baripada and Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital, Koraput in June 2016.
State Health Minister Pratap Jena, however, said that the Union Minister has become ‘jealous’ as the State government managed the permission from the Supreme Court’s panel.
“The Union Minister’s move to draw comparison between Baripada Medical College and Private College is not justified,” said Jena.
EDITOR : Bijoy Ketan Mishra
All content copyright odishanow.in
Website powered by Catalyst IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd.