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Positive signal from Prime Minister for ESIC Medical College at Rourkela

Date : February 26th, 2010
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Rourkela: After holding a mass convention on 21 February 2010 at Bisra Maidan, Rourkela to mount pressure on the State Govt. for relocation of proposed super specialist ESIC Medical College & Hospital at Rourkela instead of Bhubaneswar a delegation of action committee under the leadership of Sundargarh MP Hemananda Biswal had met the Prime Minister in New Delhi on Thursday to reiterate the demand.

It may be mentioned here that after the decision taken to set up an ESIC Medical College & Hospital in Odisha the State Govt. was asked to provide suitable and adequate quantity of plot. So it is the State Govt. while proposing the place of establishment it should consider the density of IPs in the locality. But instead of doing that it simply proposed to set it up at Bhubaneswar. Since then it has not only raised unrest among the Rourkelites in particular but also among the intellectuals of Odisha in and abroad. Odia organizations like ODIA SAMAJA, USA and NROs from USA like Prasant Sahoo , Sandeep Dasverma with few others have been constantly urging both the state & union govt. for relocation of the ESIC Medical College to Rourkela.

To mount pressure on the govt. an Action Committee of ESIC Medical College & Hospital was formed six month back and under its banner and a mass convention was held recently. As per the decision a five members delegation consisting of Sundargarh MP Hemananda Biswal, Sambalpur MP Amar Pradhan, Talsara MLA Prafulla Majhi , CITU State General Secretary Bishnu Mohanty and Dushmant Nayak met the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Thursday and apprised him the ground reality. The Prime Minister gave them a patience hearing and assured for a positive decision on appropriate time. After getting a positive assurance from the PM the delegation team is optimistic of relocation of said Medical College and Hospital. A memorandum was also submitted to the PM at the time of meeting the sources reveal.

Subsequently on Friday , a team consisting of Hemananda Biswal, Dr.Prafulla Majhi, former Rourkela Municipality Chairman Nihar Ray, Dushmant Nayak, Sabir Hussain and Bindar Singh had met with Union Labour Minister Sri Mallikarjun Kharge and Labour Secretary, Govt. of India Sri Pravat Chaturvedi on the issue. As per the source hearing every thing both the Minister and Secretary assured the delegation that they had no real picture about the density of IPs in Odisha. Hence after going through details they will take up the matter with the State Govt. again before taking any final decision on it. The team also met the Union Tribal Affairs Minister Sri Kantilal Bhuria. In sum the delegation is hopeful after meeting such personalities in New Delhi that the Centre will take a positive decision on their demand.

In addition to that the delegation met with Union Minister of State for Railways K.H. Muniyapa regarding various issues related to train  connectivity at Rourkela along with the change of timing of Tapaswini Express and Ranchi – Bhubaneswar Garib Rath.

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  1. alok says:

    This is a great news.Hope Mr PM takes this with the CM and the dream of ESIC at Rourkela comes true.

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