Koraput: Healthcare facilities in the tribal-dominated Koraput district is set to get a boost as admission to the medical college under construction is expected to start from the academic session 2017-18.
Director, medical education and training (DMET), Pakash Kumar Mohapatra during his recent visit of to the district had expressed satisfaction over the progress of work of the medical college. He directed the district health authorities to upgrade the district headquarters hospital, which is attached to the college, at the earliest so that admission for the medical college could start from the next academic session.
“The DMET asked us to increase the bed strength of the district hospital from 180 to 300 and construct additional rooms for professors of the medical college,” said CDMO (Koraput) Laxmi Dhar Kabi.
According to the CDMO, a new floor will be constructed at the hospital for the professors.
A team from Medical Council of India (MCI) will visit the medical college to take stock of its progress during October-November, the CDMO said.
Initially the medical college would start functioning with MBBS course only but after four-five years, admissions will take place for PG courses.
The college will start functioning with 100 MBBS seats, said ADMO (Medical) Kali Prasad Behera.