HC seeks ATR on revival of Sardar Rajas medical college in two weeks

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Monday asked the state government to submit an action taken report (ATR) on the steps taken by it for revival of Sardar Rajas Medical College at Jaring in Kalahandi district within two weeks.

The directive of the court came after the state government submitted a compliance report on the relocation of Sardar Rajas students in two government and three private medical colleges.

In its compliance report, the state government has said it has completed the admission of Sardar Rajas medicos since December 23.

The court directed the government to ensure that the regular classes of the Sadar Rajas medicos must begin by January 6 as they have lost a number of teaching sessions.

It also directed the government to take adequate steps so that the Sardar Rajas medicos would complete their courses in time.

On the recommendation of the Medical Council of India (MCI) to the state government for closure of Sardar Rajas Medical College since it has cancelled its affiliation for lack of adequate infrastructure, the court observed that there is no need for closure of the institute.

The court later directed the government to submit the ATR on the steps taken by it for revival of the institute, resumption of regular classes and infrastructure development to meet the MCI norm, in two weeks.