BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Monday decided to name the proposed medical college and hospital at Puri after Lord Jagannath, marking the ‘Nabakalebara’ festival which is being celebrated after a gap of 19 years.
The proposed institute will be named as Shri Jagannath Medical College and Hospital. The Government has accepted the proposal of Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) in this regard, according to a release issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).
On July 4, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had laid foundation stone of the proposed medical college and hospital at Puri. The hospital is being set up at Puri under the centrally sponsored Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana.
Under the scheme, the estimated budget of the medical college is about Rs 189 crore, of which the Centre will bear 75 per cent.
The intake capacity of the medical college is 100. The State Government will provide 20 acres of land free of cost.
The scheme has provisions to upgrade the District Headquarters Hospitals (DHH) having more than 200 beds to medical colleges.
Puri district headquarters hospital (DHH) has 270 beds.