Government medical college in Kalahandi named as ‘Saheed Rendo Majhi Medical College and Hospital’
Bhawanipatna: The existing government medical college here in Kalahandi was named today as ‘Saheed Rendo Majhi Medical College and Hospital (SRMMCH)’.
Odisha government has set up 10 Medical College and Hospitals (MCHs) in the State imparting MBBS course. One more medical college in Kalahandi will start functioning from the current academic year.
National Medical Commission (NMC) has already issued a Letter of Permission (LoP) on April 11, 2023 for admission of 100 MBBS students for the academic session 2023-24 in favour of the new medical college at Bhawanipatna. This will increase the number of government-run MCHs in the State to 11. The medical college and hospital in Kalahandi has been built at a cost of Rs 481.06 crore.
The State government was pleased to announce the name of the Government Medical College & Hospital in Bhawanipatna of Kalahandi. The name will be ‘Saheed Rendo Majhi Medical College and Hospital’ in honour of the great freedom fighter of Kalahandi district.
Saheed Rendo Majhi was a great tribal leader and the most prominent freedom fighter of Kalahandi. Majhi suffered a lot while fighting for the cause of the people of this region during the freedom struggle. He made the supreme sacrifice of his life for the cause.