BHUBANESWAR: Congress MP Saptagiri Ulaka on Friday lambasted the Odisha authorities for lacking a chance of multinational of a authorities medical school at Rayagada. The Lok Sabha member from Koraput mentioned Rayagada misplaced a chance to have a medical school as a result of step-motherly perspective of the federal government.
Whereas many states acquired over 5 medical faculties below Section-III of the Centrally sponsored scheme – Institution of latest medical faculties hooked up with current district/referral hospitals, Odisha acquired just one, he mentioned. In response to Ulaka’s zero hour point out within the Parliament on February 13 relating to establishing of the medical school, Union Well being and Household Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan not too long ago replied that Odisha had proposed just one medical school at Kalahandi and it has been sanctioned.
“The Ministry didn’t obtain any proposal for Rayagada on the related time. Since 75 medical faculties have already been accepted basing on the proposals from throughout the states, it could not be doable to contemplate the one at Rayagada below the scheme,” Dr Vardhan’s written reply learn.
Ulaka had earlier met the Union Well being Minister and handed him a letter urging him to approve a brand new medical school at Rayagada below Section III of the scheme. “The State authorities had promised a medical school and 500-bed hospital at Rayagada below PPP mode in 2014.
It was one of many first medical school tasks within the nation that was accepted by the Centre below viability grant funding assist. Sadly, this might not take off as a result of State’s negligence,” Ulaka mentioned. He had, nevertheless, moved the Well being Ministry after the Cupboard Committee on Financial Affairs gave its nod for institution of 75 extra authorities medical faculties in underserved areas having no medical school with a desire to aspirational districts.