Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik yet again leaves no stones unturned in creating more and more educational opportunities and better health facilities for the people in the State of Odisha. Recently, on September 03, 2018 he inaugurated a medical college cum hospital in the Balasore district of Odisha. Naming it after the ‘Father of Oriya literature’ Fakir Mohan Senapati, this institution aims to provide quality health services to rich and poor people alike.
Fakir Mohan Medical College has already begun its MBBS admission to fill its 100 seats in the Balasore campus. With this college coming into the picture, the medical seats in seven medical colleges around this area has gone up from 321, in the year 2000 to 1050, in the current year. Along with creating this college, the Union Minister had claimed that the Government of Odisha will be taking similar initiatives in Baripada, Balangir, Koraput and Puri districts of Odisha, as well. The Central Government has given a green signal by providing a fund of Rs. 558.6 crore to the State Government.
The Union Minister has currently asked the State authorities to look for areas where these medical colleges could be set up. Currently, under the parliamentary constituencies of Bhadrak, Jajpur, and Dhenkanal in Odisha, these medical colleges have been proposed to be set. Previously, on August 31, 2018, Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital in Bolangir was also inaugurated.