Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26:
“The district headquarters hospital at Baripada in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district will be also upgraded to a medical college and hospital with Central assistance”, announced Union Health minister Gulam Nabi Azad at the dedication ceremony of the AIIMS-Bhubaneswar at Sijua on the outskirts of the capital city here today.
Earlier, the Centre had announced to upgrade Baleswar, Balangir and Koraput district headquarters hospitals to medical colleges.Moreover, Azad announced that two government run medical colleges VSS Medical College and Hospital in Burla and the MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Brahmapur will be converted to super specialty hospitals with central assistance out of the 39 hospitals selected for the purpose in the entire country.
He said Odisha because of its backwardness has been sanctioned upgradation of four district headquarters hospitals to medical colleges out of the 50 such sanctioned for the whole country.