Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jul 20:
The Odisha government has decided to name the proposed government medical college and hospital in Puri as Shri Jagannath Medical College and Hospital.
The state government has accepted the proposal to this effect by the Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA).
It may be mentioned that chief minister Naveen Patnaik had laid the foundation stone of the proposed medical college and hospital during his visit to Puri on July 4 this year.
The proposed medical college and hospital will be set up under the Centrally-sponsored Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Surakshya Yojna.
Under the scheme, the cost of establishment of each medical college is about Rs 189 crore of which the Centre will bear 75 per cent of the expenditure. The intake capacity of the medical college is 100.
The state government has agreed to provide 20 acres of land free of cost.
Besides, the scheme has provisions to upgrade the District Headquarter Hospitals having more than 200 beds to medical colleges.
At present the DHH has 270 beds.