Balasore: The State Government has appointed a Superintendent and a Principal for the Balasore Government Medical College and Hospital, which is scheduled to function from the education session 2018.
These appointments have put to rest the speculations and uncertainties which were doing rounds due to the delay in starting the college.
According to sources, Prof Pratap Rath, currently in the neurology department of the SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, and Prof Sashikanta Mohapatra of the medicine department of the VSS Medical College, Burla, has been appointed, respectively, as Principal and Superintendent of the Baleswar College.
This announcements followed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s assurance to begin the college from next academic session at a meeting held here on June 13 to review the progress of the infrastructure works of the college with Higher Education Minister Ananta Das, MP RK Jena and local MLAs.
District Collector Pamod Das, besides stating that he has received a communication about the appointment of Superintendent and Principal of the college, also said the construction works are almost in a final stage.