Bhubaneswar: The health and family welfare department on Saturday asked the district authorities of Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Sundargarh and Dhenkal to start preliminary work for construction of four General Nursing and Midwifery Training Schools in those districts at a cost of Rs 10 crore each.
Out of the required Rs 40 crore, the Centre has agreed to release 85 per cent and the state would have to bear 15 per cent.
The state government has made budgetary provision of Rs 6,22,72,000 in the Budget for 2012-13, health and family welfare minister Prasanna Kumar Acharya said.
Besides, the state government has also directed the departmental authorities in Nabarangpur, Boudh and Subarnpur to accelerate the process of completing the GNM Training School and two ANM Training Schools under construction in the districts, respectively.
The Centre has released Rs 4.75 crore out of a total of Rs 17 crore. The state government has also released Rs 1 crore while another Rs 3.33 crore has been laid out in the current year towards the state’s share.
Besides, the government has created posts of one principal, 14 tutors, one junior clerk one librarian, one laboratory assistant and two peons for the Nabarangpur GNM Training School, posts of one principal tutor, five tutors, one junior clerk and two peons for the ANM Training Schools each at Boudh and Subarnpur have been created.