By Bizodisha Bureau, Bhubaneswar, November 19, 2020: The Odisha government on Thursday has put three medical colleges and hospitals in the state on fast track. Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy directed the officials concerned to move the National Medical Commission (NMC) for necessary permission to commence admissions in three new medical colleges from next academic session.

The NMC is a regulatory body of 33 members to regulate medical education and medical professionals in India. It replaced the Medical Council of India on September 25, 2020.

The Mahanadi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at Talcher, Medical College and Hospital at Sundargarh, and Jagannath Medical College and Hospital at Puri will take in 100 students each per year.

Tripathy also asked the officials to ensure complete furnishing of the buildings by the end of next month. These institutions would also provide tertiary healthcare facilities, said an official release said.

The Talcher College backed by Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd would be run through a trust on ‘no profit no loss basis’. The medical college at Sundargarh is supported by NTPC.

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