Chief Minister virtually inaugurated Medical College of Korba

Korba district would become a beautiful, healthy and educated district : Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel
Chief Minister virtually inaugurated Medical College of Korba: did bhumipujan of Medical College Building

For the first time in the history of the state, Chhattisgarh would get four new government medical colleges

Budget provision made for Medical College in Korba as well as in Kanker and Mahasamund

Chandulal Chandrakar Memorial Medical College to be acquired

Korba Medical College to have 100 seats: Medical College Building to be constructed at the cost of nearly Rs 325 crore


Raipur, 02 March 2021

Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has said that Korba district has got a new direction for development in the field of infrastructure , tourism, education and now also in the field of medicine. With the consistent efforts of state government, Korba district would become a beautiful, healthy and educated district of Chhattisgarh. He said that this is the first time in the history of the state, when Chhattisgarh is going to get four government medical colleges in a year. In one year, three new medical colleges were approved in Korba, Kanker and Mahasamund. Besides, decision has also been taken to acquire Chandulal Chandrakar Memorial Medical College. This will help in improving medical education and medical facilities in the state. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel was addressing the function after inaugurating Korba Medical College and performing Bhoomi Poojan of the new building of the Medical College from his office room in Vidhan Sabha here today through video conferencing.

Chief Minister said that when Chhattisgarh state was constituted, there was only one medical college in Raipur. Later, new Government Medical Colleges were established at Bilaspur, Raigarh, Ambikapur, Rajnandgaon and Jagdalpur. Chief Minister said that shortage of doctors has always been a problem. In order to increase the number of doctors and to make better medical facilities available to people of the state, state government is making efforts to establish a medical college in every Lok Sabha constituency. In future, state government would take steps towards establishing medical colleges at the district-level. He said that the state government would make efforts to start a medical college in Janjgir as well.    
Mr. Baghel said that Korba has been identified as an aspirational district by Central Government. State government is making efforts to turn it into a developed district. Steps are being taken to establish Satrenga of Korba on the national map of tourism. Chief Minister informed that Rs 300 crore has been provisioned in state government's budget of financial year 2021-22 for three new medical colleges in Korba, Kanker and Mahasamund. Budget allocation for these medical colleges will be released in the upcoming month of April. In future, this district will also be recognized in the field of medicine and tourism.
Presiding over the program, Vidhan Sabha Speaker Dr. Charan Das Mahant said that it was a dream of people in Korba region to have district's own medical college. Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel had announced establishment of a medical college in Korba a few days ago and today, it is being inaugurated. This is a historic occasion for the district. He said that this medical college is being inaugurated in a short period of four months. Funds have also been allocated for this medical college. Health Minister Mr. T.S. Singhdev said that today is a day of pride and happiness for all of us. Approval for three new medical colleges was received under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, out of which Korba Medical College is being inaugurated today. Chhattisgarh is continuously advancing in the field of health. This achievement is important in the public interest.
Addressing the program, School Education Minister and Minister in charge of Korba district, Dr. Premsai Singh Tekam said that the building of Korba Medical College will be constructed at a cost of about Rs 325 crore. This medical college will have 100 seats. He congratulated and greeted the villagers on the inauguration of the Medical College. Revenue Minister Shri Jaisingh Agrawal said that the medical college of Korba is being started from this year. Medical college will be established in the IT college campus here and 25 acres of land has been allotted for the same. Tender will be issued soon for the construction of the building. He said that Korba is the highest mineral royalty-giving and the highest railway revenue-giving district, and it also has coal mines. This medical college has been started today with the efforts of the Chief Minister. Lok Sabha MP Smt. Jyotsna Mahant along with Shri Purushottam Kanwar, Deputy Chairman of Central Region Tribal Development Authority and Mr. Mohit Ram Kerketta, Chairman of the Board of Integrated Tribal Development Project Advisors, also expressed their greetings and best wishes to the people of the District.
Separate arrangements are being made in two blocks of IT college in Jagarha to start studies in this new medical college to be established in Korba. 25 acres of land behind IT College has been earmarked for the new building of Medical College.
Vidhan Sabha Speaker Dr. Charan Das Mahant, Health Minister Shri T.S. Sinhadev joined the bhumipujan programme through video conferencing from capital city Raipur. At the programme venue in Korba, State Revenue Minister Mr. Jaisingh Agrawal, School Education Minister and Minister in-charge of Korba District, Dr. Premasai Singh Tekam and Korba Lok Sabha MP Mrs. Jyotsna Mahant, Vice President of Central Region Tribal Development Authority Mr. Purushottam Kanwar, Integrated Tribal Development, advisory board president of the project Mr. Mohit Ram Kerketta, Mayor of Korba Municipal Corporation, Mr. Rajkishore Prasad, District Panchayat President Mrs. Shivakala Kanwar and Chairman of Municipal Corporation Mr. Shyam Sundar Soni along with many public representatives were present.

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