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Govt Medical College in Sundargarh gets NMC approval for 100 MBBS Seats

Sundargarh: The National Medical Commission (NMC) has approved 100 MBBS seats for the 2022-23 academic session in the newly constructed Govt Medical College (GMC) in Sundargarh.

The NMC conveyed the approval to the Dean, Govt Medical College, Sundargarh in a letter signed by the Member/President of the Medical Rating and Assessment Board (MRAB), Undergraduate Section, NMC on August 18.

With this approval, the state-of-the-art medical college is ready to admit its first batch of students from the current academic session, fulfilling the State Govt’s vision of promoting medical education in the tribal dominated district.

Welcoming the NMC approval, Collector, Sundargarh, Dr Parag H Gavali said, “Health sector in Sundargarh will get a major boost with the starting of this medical college. The college, with dedicated human resources and state-of-the-art equipments, will surely be among the top preferred medical destinations in Odisha by students.”

“With the approval of the NMC, we will now initiate the process for admitting the first batch of students qualified through NEET UG, 2022. Side by side, the necessary academic formalities will be set into motion. The required infrastructure is ready at the medical college and hospital. In the meantime, the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH), Sundargarh will be used as the treating hospital,” said Prof. Dr. Daitari Routray, Dean, GMC, Sundargarh.

Spread over 21 acre campus, the GMC, Sundargarh is equipped with advanced classrooms and laboratories in various departments for imparting quality teaching and conducting practicals. The college has 480 seated hostels for the boarding of boys and girls students. In addition, there are separate hostels for resident doctors, and nurses, and quarters for the staff and Dean.

Similarly, the 6-storied 500 bedded super specialty hospital is equipped with an adequate number of ICU beds, advanced diagnostic labs, modern operation theatres (OTs), and its oxygen plant. The hospital promotes the use of unconventional energy with its roof-top solar panel setup.

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