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Odisha government will spend Rs 3,500 crore to transform SCB into a world-class healthcare institution

Bhubaneswar:31/12/20: With an aim to provide quality healthcare facilities to the people of Odisha, the State government today announced its plans to make SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack a world-class facility.

The government will spend Rs 3,500 crore to transform SCB into a world-class healthcare institution under the 5-T programme. A statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office stated that the aim is to transform the SCB into an AIIMS plus category healthcare facility.

The SCB will be transformed into a 5,000-bedded hospital with modern facilities for patients and doctors in next three years. Initially, the hospital will be converted into a 3,500-bedded healthcare institution and later another 1,500 beds will be added. The project will come up in 175 acres of land.

The government has planned to construct 1,280 staff quarters for the employees and hostels for more than 2,200 medical students of SCB.

During the review meeting for the project today through video conference, the Chief Minister directed the officials to form an independent managing committee for the new SCB Medical College and Hospital. The Chief Minister informed he is monitoring the project himself and hopes that the transformed SCB will be among the top three healthcare institutions of the country.

In 1944, the SCB was established in Cuttack and has been providing healthcare services to patients from different states in the eastern region.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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