Finally the CM asks for upgrading the 3 state medical colleges to AIIMS level under PMSSY; He should ask the Agriculture ministry for a Central Agricultural University

Following is an excerpt from  a report in Orissadiary.

Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik today met the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Ghulam Nabi Azad in New Delhi. Chief Minister informed the  Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare that the proposal to raise the number of seats for admission to MBBS Course from 150 to 250, would necessitate significant increase in the infrastructure of the Medical Colleges in the State.

He requested that the three Medical Colleges of the State may be approved for upgradation to AIIMS like Institutions under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) along with sanction of Rs.432 crore for the purpose. He added that the State has identified an alternative site for establishment of a Regional Institute of Paramedical Sciences at Bhubaneswar for which Government of India may sanction the funds forming part of Central Share component.  

… Chief Minister urged upon the Union Minister to appreciate the just needs of the State for augmenting medical infrastructure and creating new specialized medical institutions. He requested the Union Minister to establish a National Cancer Institute at Bhubaneswar and a Regional Geriatric Centre at SCB Medical College, Cuttack. He further informed that State has already identified 20 acres of land for setting up of the Central Research Institute of Yoga and Naturopathy. Accordingly, Government of India may sanction the required funds to enable early establishment of the Institute along with 100 bedded Hospital, at the earliest.

… The Union Minister assured the Chief Minister that the issues raised by him will receive priority attention of the Ministry. He agreed to provide necessary funds for upgrading the infrastructure of the three Medical Colleges in the State.

… Union Minister promised to take urgent steps for establishing the Regional Institute of Para Medical Sciences at Bhubaneswar.

He assured that the Central Share for the Odisha State Treatment Fund shall be released very shortly and that additional funds will be provided for strengthening the Regional Cancer Centre at Cuttack. Further, the request of Odisha for a stand-alone Cancer Institute will be considered as and when adequate funds are available for the purpose in the Central Budget.
Union Minister agreed to establish a Regional Geriatric Centre at SCB Medical College, Cuttack and requested that Government of Odisha may handover the identified 20 acres of land for setting up of Central Research Institute of Yoga and Naturopathy.

We have been writing the CMO and others about approaching the Health ministry regarding the upgradation of the state medical colleges. See:

It took a long time, but its good that he finally did it.

I hope he also pursues a Central Agricultural University in Odisha. More on this in a separate post.

1 comment March 7th, 2012

Construction of AIIMS-like institute in Bhubaneswar is 65% complete; first batch with 50 students to start in August this year; Center coming up with a scheme to fund 100-150 crores per college for upgradation of the three state medical colleges

Following is an excerpt from a report in Business Standard.

The fist academic session of the city centre of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) medical college is set to begin from August this year. The 500-bed multi-speciality hospital is expected to start functioning from December 2012.

“The session for the first batch of students for AIIMS medical college will begin from August 2012 with an intake of 50 seats. We expect the hospital to be operational from December this year. Work on the AIIMS campus is 65 per cent complete,” said P K Pradhan, Union health secretary. On the state government’s demand for funds for seat hike in three government run medical colleges, Pradhan said, “The Chief Secretary has said that the state government intends to raise intake of each of three medical colleges from 150 to 250. This requires an investment of Rs 100-150 crore per college for infrastructure upgrade. We are coming up with a scheme wherein we can provide funds to the state government for upgradation of infrastructure at medical colleges.”

Various Odia papers report that as of today 65% of the Hospital building construction and 70% of the college building construction are completed.

8 comments January 31st, 2012

Work in progress for SCB to have 250 MBBS seats from 2012-13

Add comment December 13th, 2011

Seat availability to study medicine, dentistry and pharmacy in Odisha via Odisha JEE 2011

The following is extracted from the Odisha JEE 2011 brochure. Thanks to a post in rourkelacity.com for the pointer.

Note that in addition medicine and dentistry seats are also available at KIMS (part of KIIT) and IMS (part of SOA) Bhubaneswar.

Add comment May 9th, 2011

SCB Medical College to have a 30 crore center of excellence in Psychiatry: Dharitri

Add comment April 13th, 2010

SCB Dental department becomes a Dental college with its own principal; PG and superspeciality seats increased in the three govt. medical colleges of Odisha: Samaja

1 comment February 1st, 2010

Existing health related institutes in Orissa

Following is from http://www.orissa.gov.in/health_portal/index.html.

Medical & Dental Colleges:

 

Government Colleges
Sl.No. Name of the College Location
Intake Capacity
      MBBS BDS
1 S.C.B. Medical College Cuttack 150 20
2. M.K.C.G. Medical College Berhampur 150 -
3. V.S.S. Medical College Sambalpur 150 -

 

Private Colleges
Sl.No. Name of the College Location
Intake Capacity
      MBBS BDS

1

Hitech Medical College

Pandra, Bhubaneswar

100

100

2

Institute of Medical Science & SUM Hospital

Kalinganagar, Ghatikia, Bhubaneswar

100

100

3

Kalinga Institue of Medical Science

Patia, Bhubaneswar

100

100

4

Gandhi Dental College

Bada Raghunathpur, BBSR

-

50


Ayurvedic Colleges:

Government Institutions

Sl

Name of the Institute

Location

Courses Offered

Duration of The Course

Intake Capacity

1

Gopabandhu Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya

Puri

B.A.M.S.

5.5 years

30

2

Kaviraj Ananta Tripathy Sharma Ayurveda College, Akuspur

Akuspur, Berhampur
Ganjam

-do-

-do-

-do-

3

Government Ayurveda College

Bolangir

-do-

-do-

-do-

Private Institutions:

Sl

Name of the Institute

Location

Courses Offered

Duration of The Course

Intake Capacity

1

Mayurbhanj Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya

Baripada ,
Mayurbhanj

B.A.M.S.

5.5 years

30

2

Sri Sri Nrusingha Nath Ayurveda College & Research Institute

Paikmal , Baragarh

-do-

-do-

-do-

3

Indira Gandhi Memorial Ayurveda College & Hospital

Bhubaneswar

-do-

-do-

-do-

 


Homeopathic Colleges:

Government Institutions

Sl

Name of the Institute

Location

Courses Offered

Duration of The Course

Intake Capacity

1

Dr.Avirna Chandra Homeopathy Medical College & Hospital

Bhubaneswar

B.H.M.S.

5.5 Years

25

2

Orissa Medical College of Homeopathy & Research

Sambalpur

-do-

-do-

-do-

3

Utkalmani Homeopathy Medical College & Hospital

Rourkela

-do-

-do-

-do-

4

Biju Pattnaik Homeopathy Medical College & Hospital

Berhampur

-do-

-do-

-do-

Private Institutions:

Sl

Name of the Institute

Location

Courses Offered

Duration of The Course

Intake Capacity

1

Mayurbhanj Homeopathy Medical College & Hospital

Baripada

B.H.M.S.

5.5 Years

30

2

Cuttack Medical College of Homeopathy

Cuttack

-do-

-do-

-do-

 


Nursing Colleges:

BSc. Nursing Course in Government & Private College of Nursing
Sl. No.
Name of the College 
Total Seats 
1
College of Nursing, Berhampur
20
2
College of Nursing, Cuttack 
20
3
SUM Nursing College, Bhubaneswar 
20
4
Lord Jagannath Mission’s College of Nursing, Bhubaneswar 
30
5
Neelachal Institute of Medical Science, Bhubaneswar 
15
6
Manjari Devi College of Nursing, Bhubaneswar 
20
7
Sushree Institute of Technical Education, CON, Bolangir 
20
8
VISWAS College of Nursing, Bhubaneswar 
25
9
Hi-Tech School of Nursing, Pandra, Rasulgarh, Bhubaneswar 
30
10
Gajapati College of Nursing, Parala Khemundi, Gajapati 
20
11
Jagannath Institute of Medical Scinece & Research, College of Nursing, Sahid Nagar, Bhubaneswar 
25
12
Sri Vidya Niketan College of Medical Science & Research, Nayapalli, Bhubaeswar 
20
 
TOTAL 
265

 

Diploma Course in General Nursing and Midwifery Training
Sl. No.
Name of the College 
Total Seats 
1
School of Nursing, SCB Medical College Hospital, Cuttack 
100
2
School of Nursing, VSS Medical College Hospital, Burla 
50
3
School of Nursing, MKCG Medical College Hospital, Berhampur 
50
4
Nursing Training Institute (N.T.I.), I.G.H., SAIL, Rourkela 
40
5
School of Nursing, N.S.C. Hospital, M.C.L., Talcher
10 + 10
6
SUM Nursing School, Bhubaneswar 
20
7
Lord Jagannath Mission’s School of Nursing, Bhubaneswar 
25
8
Kalinga Nursing School, Kalinga Hospital, Bhubaneswar 
20
9
School of Nursing KIIT, Bhubaneswar 
15
10
Sushree Institute of Technical Education, SON, Bolangir 
20
11
Sushila Devi School of Nursing, Nuapada
20
12
Manjari Devi School of Nursing, Bhubaneswar 
20
13
Hi-Tech School of Nursing, Bhubaneswar 
20
14
Neelachal School of Nursing, Bhubaneswar 
10
15
Mahavir School of Nursing, Cuttack 
20
16
VISWASS School of Nursing, Bhubaneswar
20
17
New Hope Society School of Nursing, Berhampur
20
 
TOTAL 
480

 


Pharmacy Colleges:

Government Colleges
Sl. No.
Name of the College 
Total Seats
1
Pharmacy Wing, SCB Medical College, Cuttack 
60
Private College 
Sl. No.
Name of the College 
Total Seats 
1
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ballguall, Puri 
60
2
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mohuda, Berhampur 
60
3
Gayatri College of Pharmacy, Jamadarapali, Sambalpur 
60
4
Herbal Cross Institute of Pharmacy, Mahanadi Barrage Road, Nimpur, Jagatpur, Cuttack 
40
5
Indira Gandhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bhubaneswar
60
6
Institute of Medical Technology, Gopalpur, Puri 
60
7
Institute of Pharmacy & Technology, Salipur, Cuttack 
60
8
Jeypore College of Pharmacy, Jeypore, Koraput 
60
9
Kanaka Manjari Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rourkela, Sundargarh 
60
10
Maa Mangala College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Karanjia, Mayurbhanj 
60
11
Mayurbhanj Medical Academy, Baripada, Mayurbhanj 
60
12
Maruti Pharmacy College, Kalimandir Chowk, Bargarh 
40
13
Orissa College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mahuli Pada, Dhenkanal 
60
14
Om Sai College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Gopalpur on Sea, Ganjam
60
15
Pranabandhu Institute of Paramedical Sciences & Technology, Angul 
60
16
Patitapabana Institute of Pharmaceutical Scineces % Tech. Gangapada, Bhubaneswar 
60
17
Roland Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Berhampur
60
18
Royal College of Pharmacy and Helath Sciences, Berhampur 
60
19
Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jharpokharia, Mayurbhanj 
60
20
Sidheswar College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Amarda Road, Balasore 
60
21
Sri Jayadev College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Naharkanta, Khurda 
60
22
Sivananda College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Near Engineering College Square, Panda Colony, Berhampur 
60
23
The College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tamando, Khurda 
60
24
The Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Tech., Padmapur, Bahugram, Cuttack 
60
25
The Pharmaceutical College, Barpali, Bargarh 
60
26
Gayatri Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Gunpur, Rayagada 
40
27
Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Balasore 
60
28
Dadhichi College of Pharmacy, Vidya Vihar, Sundergram, Cuttack 
60
29
Hi-Tech College of Pharmacy, Pandara, Rasulgarh, Bhubaneswar 
40
30
Gajapati College of Pharmacy, Ranipendha, Paralakhemundi, Gajapati
40
31
Kalinga Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nuasahi, Balia, Balasore 
40
32
Balakrushna College of Pharmacy, Nuapada 
40
 
TOTAL 
1840

6 comments December 10th, 2009

SCB BDS seats increased to 50 (from 20) but lacks enough hostels: Samaja

Add comment March 23rd, 2009

School of Life Science, four star colleges and an infectious disease research unit

Following is an excerpt from a report in Pioneer. (See also this report in New Indian Express.)

Union Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Kapil Sibal on Friday said a School of Life Science would be established in one of the universities of the State.

Addressing a Press Conference here, Sibal said the Centre would provide all help in establishing the Infectious Disease Research Unit in the premises of the SCB Medical College, Cuttack. He was here to lay the foundation stone for a new research building of Institute of Life Science

Sibal further said that the Research Unit would be set up with the help of the Institute of Life Science. "Four existing colleges will be given the status of star college in Orissa," he announced, adding that the star college would be equipped with all sorts of modern facilities and technology. Students would be encouraged to take up research works particularly in the field of bio-technology. "Biotechnology has to play a key role in the country’s development," he said.

Add comment April 5th, 2008

Data and observations on Medical Counseling Day 1 and 2

Total Seats:

  • SCB Medical (150)
  • MKCG Medical (150)
  • VSS Medical (150)
  • KIMS Medical (100) – 70 through JEE
  • IMS Medical (100) –   70 through JEE
  • HiTech Medical (100) – 70 through JEE
  • SCB Dental (about 20)
  • KIIT Dental (100) – 70 through JEE
  • IDS Dental (100) – 70 through JEE
  • Hi-Tech Dental (100) – 70 through JEE
  • Gandhi Dental (50) -  35 through JEE

Day 1:

  • Schedule: GE (general) 1-580, SC 1-85, ST 1-110, PH (physically handicapped) 1-18, MI (military) 1-48, GC (green card- i.e. parents have less than or equal to 2 kids) 1-156
  • Seats available at End of Day 1:
    • SCB (govt) Medical (GE 0, SC 0, ST 0, PH 0, MI 0, GC 0 )
    • MKCG (govt) Medical (GE 0, SC 0, ST 0, PH 2, MI 0, GC 0)
    • VSS (govt) Medical (GE 0, SC 0, ST 0, PH 3, MI 0, GC 0 )
    • KIMS Medical (GE 49 , SC 5, ST 7, PH 0, MI 0, GC 4 )
    • IMS Medical (GE 51, SC 4 , ST 9, PH 0, MI 0 , GC3 )
    • HiTech Medical (GE 50 , SC 5, ST 7, PH 0 , MI 0 , GC 4)
    • SCB Dental (GE 0, SC 0, ST 0, PH 0, MI 0, GC 0 )
    • KIIT Dental (GE 52 , SC 5, ST 8, PH 0, MI 0, GC 3 )
    • IDS Dental (GE 52 , SC 6, ST 8, PH 0, MI 0, GC 4 )
    • Hi-Tech Dental (GE 52, SC 5, ST 8, PH 0, MI 0 , GC 3)
    • Gandhi Dental  (GE 26, SC 3, ST 4, PH 0, MI 0, GC 2)

Day 2:

  • Schedule: GE 581-1504,  ST 111-128, GC 157-360
  • Seats available at End of Day 2:
    • SCB (govt) Medical (GE 0, SC 0, ST 0, PH 0, MI 0, GC 0 )
    • MKCG (govt) Medical (GE 0, SC 0, ST 0, PH 2, MI 0, GC 0)
    • VSS (govt) Medical (GE 0, SC 0, ST 0, PH 3, MI 0, GC 0 )
    • KIMS Medical (GE 18, SC 5, ST 7, PH 0, MI 0, GC 4 )
    • IMS Medical (GE 36, SC 4 , ST 9, PH 0, MI 0 , GC3 )
    • HiTech Medical (GE 42 , SC 5, ST 7, PH 0 , MI 0 , GC 4)
    • SCB Dental (GE 0, SC 0, ST 0, PH 0, MI 0, GC 0 )
    • KIIT Dental (GE 51, SC 5, ST 8, PH 0, MI 0, GC 3)
    • IDS Dental (GE 49, SC 6, ST 8, PH 0, MI 0, GC 4 )
    • Hi-Tech Dental (GE 51, SC 5, ST 8, PH 0, MI 0 , GC 3)
    • Gandhi Dental  (GE 26, SC 3, ST 4, PH 0, MI 0, GC 2)

Observations:

  1. Orissa does not have enough rich families that can afford to send their kids to private medical colleges.
  2. Thus there is a need for more government medical colleges.
  3. Among the private medical colleges the order of preference seems to be KIMS followed by IMS followed by Hi-Tech. Its interesting that among these three Hi-Tech is the oldest and the other two only got MCI approval this year. However the other two are either part of or associated with deemed universities.

11 comments August 10th, 2007

Ad about JEE Recounseling for Medical seats

3 comments August 8th, 2007

SCB got back the 43 seats it had recently lost

Dharitri has reported that SCB has got back the 43 seats it had recently lost.

Add comment July 7th, 2007

Seat reduction at SCB Medical college; CM writes to center

Various news reports initially reported that the MCI (Medical Council of India) has reduced the number of MBBS seats in the SCB Medical College from 150 to 103. (Last year it had increased it from 103 to 150 after it had told Orissa what improvements need to be made and Orissa had agreed to that.) Recent reports mention that the CM of Orissa has written to the health minister in Delhi requesting him to change the MCI’s decision and have 150 seats.

At least the CM/Orissa govt. should come out and say what they were asked to do by MCI (or they had promised to MCI to do) and what they have done since the MCI had initially increased the seats from 103 to 150. This should have been mentioned in the press release related to the CM’s letter.

If Orissa indeed did what it promised to MCI (or what was asked by MCI) then they have a valid reason to complain and there is a point to the CM’s letter. If Orissa did not do what it promised to MCI (or what was asked by MCI) Orissa should first on an emergency basis fulfill those conditions and only then Orissa should request/beg the MCI to allow the extra seats.

Add comment July 6th, 2007


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