Bolangir: After a wait of 18 years, the dream of the people of Bolangir to have a medical college in the district will soon become a reality. The project, proposed after formation of the Western Odisha Development Council (WODC), is all set to see the light of day with the college building nearing completion.
Besides, the state government has also appointed new Dean and Superintendent for the medical college.
Dean Lalit Kumar Meher along with a four-member team recently inspected the college infrastructure and facilities available.
However, since construction of its independent hospital building has not started yet, the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) would be used as the hospital for the medical college.
Meher said, "This is a government medical college. So the government has to do everything. Apart from appointing doctors for the institution, the college requires all possible help from all the departments. Everybody has to be involved including the paramedical staff as well as nurses.”
We hope the Medical Council of India (MCI) grants permission to start admissions next year, said Meher.
"The Odisha government should by far start the admission process in 2018. The Dean and four other officials including Superintendent have already been recruited. Other faculty members would also be recruited in the next phase," said Local MLA and Opposition leader Narsingha Mishra.