The much-awaited dream and wish of the state of Odisha has finally come true with the inauguration of the Fakir Mohan Medical College and Hospital in Balasore on Monday, 3rd September 2018. Chief Minister of the state, Mr. Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the newly established colleges and while addressing the gathering, he said that the state government is willing to make all the efforts to provide good quality health services to the citizens of the state. The CM also paid a tribute to the legendary Odia poet and novelist Fakir Mohan Senapati, after which the college has been named.
Not only the college has been inaugurated, but the admission process for 100 MBBS seats for the academic year 2018-19 has commenced as well.
Additionally, the Union Minister of State for Health, Mr. Ashwini Kumar Chaubey elaborated that the government is also taking steps to upgrade the district headquarters hospitals and medical colleges to ensure quality health services. A total of five new medical colleges are also being set up in Odisha state for which the necessary approvals are already in place. These medical colleges will be set up in Balasore, Baripada, Balangir, Koraput and Puri regions. Total of funds of Rs. 558.6 crores have already been released by the central government.
He further said that it has been decided that one medical college each in Bhadrak, Jajpur & Dhenkanal parliamentary constituencies of Odisha will also be established and the land for these proposed medical colleges are yet to be finalized. The state government is also planning to implement Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana from its own fund.
Odisha Health Minister, Mr. Pratap Jena and Industries Minister, Mr. Ananta Das and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.