NMC Approves 100 MBBS Seats For Government Medical College in Odisha’s Sundargarh

Sundargarh: The National Medical Commission (NMC) has given its approval to the newly constructed Government Medical College (GMC) in Odisha’s Sundargarh.

The NMC conveyed the approval to the Dean of the medical college in a letter signed by the Member/President of the Medical Rating and Assessment Board (MRAB), Undergraduate Section, NMC on Thursday.

With the Commission’s approval for 100 MBBS seats from 2022-23 academic session, the state of the art medical college is ready to admit its first batch of students.

Welcoming the NMC approval, Sundargarh district collector Dr Parag H Gavali said, “Health sector in Sundargarh will get a major boost with the starting of the medical college. The college, with dedicated human resources and state of the art equipment, will surely be among the top preferred medical destinations in Odisha by students.”

“With the approval of the NMC, we will now initiate the process for admitting the first batch of students who have qualified through NEET UG, 2022. Besides, necessary academic formalities will be set in motion. The required infrastructure is ready at the medical college and hospital. In the meantime, the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH), Sundargarh will be used as the treating hospital,” said Prof Daitari Routray, Dean, GMC.

Spread over 21 acre campus, the GMC is equipped with advanced classrooms and laboratories in various departments for imparting quality teaching and conducting practical. The college has 480-bed hostel for both boys and girls. In addition, there are separate hostels for resident doctors, nurses and quarters for the staff and Dean.

Similarly, the 6-storey 500-bed super specialty hospital is equipped with adequate number of ICU beds, advanced diagnostic labs, modern operation theatres (OTs) and own oxygen plant. The hospital promotes use of unconventional energy with its roof-top solar panel set up.

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