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The Supreme Court's Mandate Oversight Committee on Sunday gave its nod for the intake of students at the Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College and Hospital in Baripada from this academic year.
The move paves the way for admission to 100 MBBS undergraduate seats in the 2017-18 academic session.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik welcomed the decision to grant permission for admissions in Baripada Medical College.
"The college though ready was not being inspected by MCI. Happy that now we can bring advanced health care to the people of Mayurbhanj," he tweeted.
Odisha Health Secretary P.
K. Meherda had written to the committee's secretary seeking its intervention to do justice to Baripada Medical College by Medical Council of India (MCI).
Odisha had earlier sought Letter of Permission (LoP) for two medical colleges - Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College, Baripada and Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital, Koraput.
However, the MCI only gave a LoP for the commencement of academic session from 2017-18 at the Koraput medical college while it did not inspect the Baripada medical college.
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