Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jun 8:
Construction of the proposed medical college and hospital by National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) in Odisha’s Sundargarh district will begin from August 15.
The Rs 900 crore project would be completed in two years.
This was announced by NTPC during a presentation at a high level meeting presided over by chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here today.
Presenting the architectural design of the proposed medical college and hospital, eminent architect Hafeez Contractor said the medical college will come up on 21 acres of land with a layout area of 1,30,000 sq metres.
The five-storey building will have 500 beds with adequate arrangements for the study of 500 students for which a 600-room hostel would be built inside the medical college premises.
The medical college will have seven specialist treatment facilities.
“The medical college will have a recreation club, staff quarters, teaching block and hostel block with parking facility” Contractor said.
“As the land acquisition for the proposed hospital is complete, we will start the project construction work by mid-August,” NTPC chairperson Arun Choudhury told reporters after the meeting.
Among others, Health and Family Welfare minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, principal secretary, Health Arati Ahuja, Energy minister Pranab Prakash Das, chief secretary GC Pati, Development Commissioner UN Behera, principal secretary, Energy, Suresh Chandra Mohapatra and senior NTPC officials were present.