Bolangir: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital, Bolangir in the presence of Union Health Minister JP Nadda.
Admissions for 100 MBBS seats in the new medical colleges started from 2018-19 academic year.
The Chief Minister thanked the Union Government and Union Health Minister JP Nadda for their support to Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital.
“This College is another stepping stone towards Govt of Odisha’s resolve towards inclusive and equitable development in the State,” said Patnaik.
Earlier on Tuesday, the State Government named the medical colleges at Balasore and Bolangir after eminent litterateur Fakir Mohan Senapati and saint poet Bhima Bhoi respectively.
An official notification by the State Health and Family and Welfare said the medical college at Balasore will be known as Fakir Mohan Medical College and Hospital while the one at Bolangir will be known as Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital.
Earlier, the Odisha Government named medical college at Koraput after eminent freedom fighter Saheed Laxman Naik while the medical college at Baripada is named after famous Santhali poet Pandit Raghunath Murmu.