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Health University to be set up in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, June 4: The Odisha government has decided to set up a health university to provide quality medical education in the state.

The directive was issued by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during a high-level review meeting at the state secretariat yesterday.

Reviwing the works and programmes of the health department, Patnaik asked to implement and execute the Niramay, health insurance scheme in all the districts so that people can get the benefits. He stressed to include all sections of people in the scheme particularly the neglected people such as farmers, slum dwellers, tribals, unorganised labourers etc.

He also directed to set up low-cost hospitals in all the districts under PPP mode.

Also, the work is underway for five proposed medical colleges in the state, informed the health minister Atanu Sabyasachi.

The meeting also revealed that the Capital hospital in Bhubaneswar will be upgraded into a PG institute for which Rs 143 crore will be invested.

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