Teaching Hospitals To Be Built In Balasore, Bolangir

Bhubaneswar: The state government has decided to construct teaching hospitals at new government-run medical colleges at Balasore and Bolangir to improve medical education and to cater the needs of the qualified doctors.

The decision for construction of teaching hospitals was taken at the state Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here Thursday.

Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy said the Cabinet has approved the lowest percentage rate composite tender of M/S Iron Triangle Ltd to construct the teaching hospitals both at Balasore and Bolangir.

The teaching hospital at Bolangir will be constructed with a cost of Rs 142.45 crore, while the cost of the Balasore teaching hospital was settled at Rs 144.98 crore, he said.

Each of the teaching hospitals would have 500 beds, service block, medical gases pipeline system, ESS building and external work, Tripathy said, adding the construction work would be completed within a period of two years and six months.

The Cabinet has also approved tender for executing rural piped water supply project in 17 panchayats of Nilagiri block under Balasore district with an investment of Rs 149.12 crore. Over 90,000 people of 90 villages will be benefited from the project.

A proposal for widening and strengthening of the Tomka-Mangalpur road in Jajpur district at a cost of Rs 117 crore was approved by the Cabinet. The amount will be provided from District Mineral Fund (DMF) and will be completed in 2 years, Tripathy said.

The Chief Secretary said government has also decided to lease out 2.478 acre government land in Bankual mouza in Bhubaneswar tehsil to the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan free of premium and incidental charges for establishment of Zonal Institute of Education & Training.

The proposals for regularization of 32 court managers, amendment to Odisha Taxation & Accounts Services Rules-2011 and renaming officers of small savings cadre as small savings & financial inclusion officers have been approved in the meeting. – Dailyhunt

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