Sardar Rajas Medical college row: State govt sends fresh proposal

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Bhubaneswar: Even after the Central Health ministry had directed the Odisha government to accommodate the total 124 students of Sardar Rajas Medical College at Jaring in Kalahandi district in other private medical colleges, the aspirant medicos are yet to be enrolled.

The State Health department has sent a fresh proposal in this matter after the Union Health ministry had called a meeting on October 12.

After this meeting, the Medical Council of India (MCI) said the state government should first sign an undertaking regarding this before accommodating the students in other medical colleges.

Students, who had taken admission under government quota, should be accommodated in Government College and those who came under management quota should be absorbed in private medical college.

Notably, the High Court had asked the state government to enroll the students of Sardar Rajas Medical College into an affiliated medical institute. The court had also ordered to complete the process in 14 days.

“The High Court’s decision is in line with State government’s recommendation and we will seek approval from the MCI in this regard to expedite the process and get the 124 students,” informed Health minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak.

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