Mrunal Manmay Dash

The Jajpur Medical College and Hospital will be named after King Jajati Keshari, informed the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) on Wednesday.

Jajati Keshari, the famous Somavansi ruler of ancient Odisha, occupies a special place in the hearts of the people of Odisha. The construction of many important temples including the magnificent Lingaraj Temple and the establishment of Abhinav Jajnagar, the modern-day Jajpur, as the capital of his kingdom speaks volumes about his benevolence.

The Jajati Keshari Medical College and Hospital, Jajpur has been built at a cost of Rs 526.21 Crore on a 46-acre campus. The State Government is in the process of applying before the National Medical Commission (NMC) for the issue of the Letter of Permission (LoP) in favour of the college for admission of 100 MBBS students for the academic session 2024-25.

The college will become functional in 2024.

With the opening of Jajati Keshari Medical College and Hospital, the total number of government medical colleges and hospitals in Odisha will increase to 12.