New Delhi, May 13:Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has lauded the Odisha government for making Mahanadi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (MIMSAR) operational at Talcher in Odisha’s Angul district.
Referring to the Prime Minister’s vision of establishing at least one medical college in every district of the country to strengthen healthcare for all, the Minister hoped that the Government of Odisha and Mahanadi Coalfields Limited will work together for the early operationalization of the institute.
After intervention by the Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and the Union Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has accorded in-principle approval yesterday to operationalize the institute. Accordingly, while MCL will provide necessary funds for the establishment and running costs, the state Health and Family Welfare department will run the institute.
Built on about 20 acres of land at around Rs 500 Crore by the Mahanadi Coal Fields Ltd(MCL), MIMSAR will have 100 MBBS seats for students and 500 beds for patients. It will cater to the health need of around 70 lakh people from as many as 7 districts and serve the purpose of medical education aspirants, added Pradhan.