Friday, May 23, 2008

Medical colleges on PPP mode in Balangir, Angul, Mayurbhanj and Koraput

Medical colleges on PPP mode, May 22, 2008


The government run hospitals in rural areas are experiencing huge vacancies of doctors which is running over 1000 plus.

Vacancy position will be more alarming in days to come as there is serious dearth of physicians.

That is why government of Orissa is planning to set up medical colleges in Angul, Koraput, Mayurbhanj and Balangir, revealed a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Initiative document.

On social sector front, little money is percolating from the private players for which the state is lagging behind as there is not much funding from the state exchequer.

Keeping this in view, Department of Health & Family Welfare has initiated to take up feasibility studies and to float expression of interest (EOI) for setting up medical colleges in the backward and tribal districts.

Tuhin Kanta Pandey, Commissioner-cum-Secretary of the Department of Health & Family Welfare has taken the initiative.

Mr.Pandey is known his innovative social initiatives.

The PPP Plan revealed the medical college attempts by another mandarin always concerned for social cause, Gagan Kumar Dhal, Commissioner-cum-Secretary PPP of the Government of Orissa during the workshop organized by the Planning Commission recently.

According to sources, the Chief District Medical Officers (CDMO) of these districts has been asked to identify at least 25 acres of land nearby the District Headquarters Hospitals (DHH).

These DHH will be attached to the medical colleges to facilitate practical training to the students.

Similarly to improve the vacancy position of the physicians, sponsoring and subsidizing of students from these districts and other such schemes in the existing private medical colleges along with a bond for serving the government in the parent district, revealed Mr.Dhal.

Inorder to overcome the large vacancies of nurses, Nursing Schools are also planned on PPP mode.

These schools will come up in backward and tribal districts of the state.

The state support will be provided for the same, said an official.

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