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Ongoing tug of war between Odisha and Medical Council of India

Bhubaneswar:8/5/17; The ongoing tug of war between Odisha and Medical Council of India (MCI) over delay in issuance of permission to start academics in Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College, Baripada has now got murkier.

Health and Family Welfare Department on Monday held MCI responsible for not taking steps to issue Letter of Permission (LOP) for commencement of 100 undergraduate intakes from 2017-18 academic sessions. In a letter to  Secretary, Supreme Court  Mandate Oversight committee, Shesh Kumar, Odisha Health Secretary P.K. Meherda clarified that Odisha had earlier sought LoP for two medical colleges—Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College, Baripada and Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital, Koraput in June 2016.Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had, during his meeting with Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda, urged for letter of permission (LOP) for the two medical colleges at Baripada and Koraput for starting the first batch of admission from  2017-18 session.

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