Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 18:
Bhubaneswar based Capital Hospital will soon be developed as PGIMS (PG Institute of Medical Sciences). The decision on this context was taken in a high level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Secretariat today.
As per a press notification issued after the meeting, the government plans to spend Rs 170 crore on this project and plans to complete it by March 2017.
The institute would have eight departments including medicine, surgery, gynecology, orthopedic, pathology, anesthesiology, radiology and pediatrics. Overall there would be 26 seats for all these departments combined in the institute.
The Chief Minister further reviewed the progress made in construction of other medical colleges in the state.
As per information provided by the press notification, the progress has been satisfactory and construction is likely to be over by March 2017 for medical colleges of Bolangir, Koraput, Balasore and Baripada. However, the construction of Puri based college is getting delayed.
The Chief Minister, on this occasion, directed the officials to start the recruitment process for required professors and paramedical staff for these colleges.
Apart from the Chief Minister, Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, Chief Secretary Aditya Padhi, Additional Chief Secretary Upendra Nath Behera, Development Commissioner, Principal Secretaries of Health and General Administration Department were also present in the meeting.