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100 Seats For Sundargarh GMC

Sundargarh: The National Medical Commission (NMC) has accorded its approval to the newly constructed Government Medical College (GMC) at Sundargarh.

The Commission has given its nod to function the Medical College with 100 MBBS seats from 2022-23 academic year.

The medical college under the Sambalpur University will now be ready to admit its first batch of students from the current academic session, fulfilling the state government’s vision of promoting medical education in the tribal-dominated district, District Collector Parag Harshad Gavali said.

Dr.Gavali is a Physician with MBBS Degree. So he pursued the matter with all sincerity after he took over as Collector Sundargarh.

“Health sector in Sundargarh will get a major boost with the starting of this medical college,” Dr.Gavali said.

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. Dr. Daitari Routray, Dean, GMC, Sundargarh.

Spread over a 21 acres campus, the Medical College is equipped with advanced classrooms and laboratories in various departments for imparting quality teaching and conducting practical.

The college has 480 seated hostels for the boarding of boys and girls’ students. In addition, there are separate hostels for resident doctors, nurses and quarters for the staff and Dean.

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

The approval was conveyed to the Dean of the Government Medical College, Sundargarh in a letter signed by the Member/President of the Medical Rating and Assessment Board (MRAB), Undergraduate Section, NMC on August 18.

In the letter to the dean, the NMC made it mandatory to develop a biometric attendance and a website to display all the information of the college, courses offered, faculty available and students joined.