The Orissa High Court has ordered the Union government to amicably settle the issue of medicos of Sardar Rajas Medical College and Hospital by discussing it with the state government and Medical Council of India by November 9 and file an affidavit in this regard
Since the Odisha government has decided to shut down the Kalahandi-based teaching hospital, confusion prevails over the future of the present 124 medicos of the college.
The High Court had earlier ordered the state government to split the medicos among three private medical colleges in the state for completion of their courses.
On October 8, the state government had submitted a proposal to the MCI to relocate the students in three private medical colleges at Bhubaneswar.
The MCI, however, wanted to relocate those admitted in management quota to private colleges and others admitted under government quota to government colleges and accordingly submitted an affidavit in Orissa High Court stating that the Centre also endorses the proposal.
A division bench of justices Indrajit Mahanti and Dr D P Choudhury passed the order yesterday after the MCI filed its affidavit.
( Source – PTI )