Odisha CM Announces To Transform SCB Medical College Into AIIMS Plus Hospital
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced to transform the SCB Medical College and Hospital into an AIIMS plus hospital.
The announcement came after the CM had a meeting with SCB authorities, heads of the departments and student representatives on overall development and patients welfare in the state run medical college at Lok Seva Bhawan.
Patnaik said that the state government will create a state of art three thousand bedded integrated hospital equipped with latest medical facilities.
“From 3 Medical Colleges we are in the process of having more than 10 Medical Colleges. SCB has a central place in our vision of providing high quality affordable healthcare. To support this hospital, we will create an ecosystem with the best accommodation and recreational facilities for both doctors and students. It shall be such that medical professionals settled outside will aspire to come and serve here,” said Patnaik.
Patnaik said that more than Rs 1000 crore will be spend for modernisation of the medical college. “It has produced brilliant doctors who have served and continue to serve patients not only in Odisha but across the globe. They are the pride of our State. It is now upon us to give back to this great institution and transform it to a world class facility. It is my dream that every person in Odisha should have access to high quality, affordable healthcare. It is in this context that the State Government has been investing heavily in the health sector,” added the CM.
Patnaik further said that the best brains of the State have invested their youth in SCB. “I understand that SCB ranks 14th in the country. With your commitment, dedication, hard work and the full support of the State, I am sure you will make it rank among the top 3,” said Patnaik.