BALASORE:Admissions to the Balasore Government Medical College will start from 2017-18 academic session. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had laid the foundation stone for the college last year.
A team of officials including Director of Health, Director of Medical Education and Training and Chief Engineer of PWD on Friday visited the proposed site at Remuna and the District Headquarters Hospital.
The district administration has provided 22.68 acres of land for the medical college and another 14.65 acres will be acquired soon. While officials of NESCO and Forest Department have been asked to remove electricity poles and trees from the site, construction work will start once the soil testing report is received.
The team visited the Balasore Hospital which will be used as the hospital for the medical college. Later, they met Collector Sanatan Mallik. Director of Health CR Nayak said the Works Department officials have been asked to complete the construction work of the medical college by November next year keeping in mind to start the admission from 2017.
A hospital in an area of 2 lakh sq feet is required for the college for which the department has planned to build multi-storey buildings inside the headquarters hospital campus.
Now the hospital has 300 beds besides a separate trauma centre and an ICU. Plans are afoot to demolish the gynaecology department and build a six-storey building in its place to be used for different departments.
Collector said construction work will start after obtaining the approval from the Government following the feasibility study report submitted by the team.