May 17th, 2010
Update: Following is from Samaja.
Following is an excerpt from a report in tathya.in.
Finally it seems Tarun Kanti Mishra has come to the rescue of thousands of citizens’ genuine demand for a Medical College at Rourkela.
Chief Secretary has taken up the issue with the Secretary of the Ministry of Steel.
Citizens were demanding for the ESIC Medical College in the Steel City for more than two years.
However ESIC decided to set up the Medical College here as the State Government offered land on the outskirts of the Capital City.
… While Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has proposed to up grade Bokaro Steel Plants’ hospital to a Medical College, similar move is needed feel, Mr.Mishra.
So the Chief Secretary discussed the matter with Union Secretary Steel to set up a Medical College at Rourkela under the aegis of Ispat General Hospital (IGH).
IGH is an excellent hospital and has lot of facilities along with top medical personnel.
Now the State Government will take up the issue with Chief Minister batting for the same, said sources.
Chief Minister is likely to discuss the issue with Union Minister Steel in this regard, said sources.
For long we have been urging the Odisha government to take up with SAIL for a medical college. Finally the Odisha government came to senses. I guess better late than never. In particular we pointed out that since SAIL is making a medical college in Bokaro, it should be pursued for one in Rourkela. Following are some pointers regarding the medical college SAIL is making in Bokaro.
(i) News articles that mention this: http://www.telegraphindia.com/
(ii) The web page of the Bokaro Ispat Educational trust which talks about this: http://www.bietrust.com/
(iii) The site http://www.hsccltd.com/
|21.||June-08||Prefeasibility Report for establishing Medical College at SAIL, Bokaro|
Also, some time back there was news that SAIL Rourkela was looking for renewing its mining lease. If it is still hanging, then it makes it a perfect time to broach this topic with SAIL management and the Steel Ministry in Delhi. (http://www.orissadiary.com/ShowBussinessNews.asp?id=8891 )
Some of our earlier articles mentioning this point are at: