Bhubaneswar: Health and Family Welfare Minister Prasanna Acharya said the state government is examining the proposals submitted by the private parties and the two PSUs to set up medical colleges and hospitals in the State.
He said the state government will soon grant permission to those who will be considered proper. The State Government on Saturday discussed with representatives of six private parties on their proposals to set up medical colleges and hospitals in the State. At the meeting organised by the Health and Family Welfare Department, the representatives presented facts about their projects before the Government.
The organizations who were present were- Centre for Joint Disorder of New Delhi interested to open a hospital at Bhubaneswar, Jindal Steel and Power interested to open OP Jindal Multi-Speciality Hospital at Deojhar in Keonjhar district, Navadigant Educational Trust interested to open a medical college and hospital and a nursing college at Bhubaneswar, Manipal Education and Medical Group to open a 500-600-bedded hospital in Bhubaneswar, Essel Mining and Industries to open a 120-bedded hospital at Sundara in Keonjhar district and Heart to interested to open a hospital at Simulia in Baleswar district.
Two public sector undertakings - MCL and NTPC - also interested to open a medical college and hospital each were absent in the meeting. While MCL has assured the State Government that it would set up a medical college and hospital in Angul district, NTPC's proposal is to establish similar a facility in Sundargarh district.
Commissioner-cum-Secretary of the Health and Family Welfare Department Pradeepta Kumar Mohapatra and Director of Medical Education and Training Dr Prasanna Kumar Das presented during the discussion.