Odisha CM urges centre to approve NIMHANS like Institute

Bhubaneswar, May 8 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday urged the central government to approve a health institute for Cuttack on the lines of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru.

At a meeting with union Health Minister Jagat Prasad Nadda in New Delhi, Patnaik said the institute would cater to the needs of the eastern region.  Mentioning that Odisha has already submitted revised detailed project reports along with estimates for establishing five new medical colleges at a cost of Rs.2,450.90 crore, Odisha CM urged the union minister to approve the proposal at the earliest.

The colleges will be set up at Koraput, Bolangir, Puri, Balasore and Baripada. Besides, he urged Nadda to expedite the construction work for setting up a Regional Institute of Para Medical Sciences in Bhubaneswar.

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