National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) signed an MoU with the Odisha government for setting up a medical college and hospital in Sundergarh district at an investment of Rs 350 crore.
The state government is likely to provide 20 acres of land at Sundergarh town free of cost for the purpose. The project is likely to be completed by 2016-17. The medical college will have 100 MBBS seats as per the norms prescribed by the Medical Council of India and the hospital will have 400-beddded one.
Three medical college-cum-hospitals are already in the process of being set up in the tribal-dominated districts of Keonjhar, Kalahandi, Talcher (Angul), and at Sundergarh.