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State Relaxes NOC Norms

Bhubaneswar: To encourage private sector investment in opening of the new high quality healthcare education institutions, the State Government has relaxed the process for obtaining no objection certificate for different medical courses.

Courses like nursing, D. Pharm, B. Pharm, M. Pharm, DMLT, DMRT, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy and allied medical sciences are included.

Robust guidelines have also been formulated for ensuring minimum standard of requirements in accordance with recommendations of the concerned councils.

Health and Family Welfare Secretary Shalini Pandit said that as per the new rules, the requirement of submission of GIS and gap analysis data by the applicant for determining the number of institutions in a district would be discontinued.

Pandit said that the assessment for suitability of the institutions through inspection would be done by the subject experts. 

Involvement of district administration i.e. Collector, Additional District Magistrate, Block Development Officer, Deputy Collector, Tahsildar etc. would be discontinued, she said, adding, the new rules will be effective from 2023-24 academic session. 

Educationists opined that such provisions would facilitate establishment of high-quality professional institutions in the state and would result in production of qualified and skilled health personnel in different streams.