2 new medical colleges in Odisha get MCI nod for admissions

Bhubaneswar: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has granted permission for admissions in two newly-established medical colleges in Balasore and Bolangir districts, Odisha State Health department sources informed today.

The two medical colleges have been allowed to start admissions from the 2018-19 academic session.

A three-member team of the MCI had reviewed infrastructure and other necessary facilities at Bolangir and Balasore medical colleges on April 23. The team had also reviewed facilities like auditorium, classrooms and laboratories at the hospitals.

Moreover, MCI has also approved 100 seats each for the second academic session of Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College in Baripada and Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital in Koraput.

The Centre had approved establishment of five government medical college and hospitals at Balasore, Koraput, Bolangir, Baripada and Puri in 2014.