Friday, August 28, 2015


The Pioneer, Aug 28, 2015
Members cutting across party lines on Thursday urged the State Government to take over the Sardar Rajas Medical College and Research Centre at Jaringi in Kalahandi district soon in order to safeguard the future of 128 MBBS students and to provide healthcare to poor tribal people in the whole KBK region.
Raising the issue in the Assembly, BJP Legislature Party Leader Basant Panda said future of 124 MBBS students who had taken admission in the medical college has been pushed into dark as the MCI has already withdrawn its approval for poor infrastructure. As there is no medical college and people are not getting proper healthcare in the KBK area, the Government should take over it as soon as possible, he demanded.
His party colleague KV Singh Deo supported Panda and urged the Speaker to direct the Health Minister to hold talks with concerned officers, including Kalahandi Collector, and take necessary action soon so that the future of students can be saved.
Intervening into the issue, Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra said the person who had founded the college is a fraud, and as the MCI has withdrawn recognition, the House should know what steps the Government has taken to safeguard the students. He urged the Speaker to direct the Minister to make a Statement in the House.
Among others, Opposition Chief Whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati, BJD MLAs DS Mishra, Anam Nayak, Balabhadra Majhi and Ranendra Pratap Swain too supported the issue.
The Health Minister made a statement, saying the issue is now pending with the High Court. The Government is waiting for the court order and would act accordingly, he said.

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