Odisha: Collector writes to CS over poor construction work of SLN medical college

Bhubaneswar: A year after inauguration of Saheed Laxman Nayak (SLN) Medical College & Hospital in Koraput, water leakage from roof and wall of the building proves poor quality construction work.

Expressing concern over poor structural condition of the newly constructed medical college that hugely affected classroom teaching, Koraput Collector has written to Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi urging him to take necessary step to address the issue at earliest.

The condition of the building degraded with continuous leakage of water and wall was found socked after spell of rainfall within a year.

Even as the district administration in this regard had written to the PWD on April 3, 2018, the repair work is yet to be carried out.

The water leakage is found in auditorium, classrooms and library. With continuous water leakage, it also affects the wall of the building.

Another letter was written to July 29 this year to Koraput Division Executive Engineer who assured to probe into poor standard of construction. However, repair was not made to the affected portion of the construction, the collector stated in the letter.

He wrote that the water leakage in the building came to his notice during his visit to the medical college on August 27.

He urged the Chief Secretary to intervene into the matter and take necessary step to initiate repair work of the medical college building.

Notably, the SLN Medical College & Hospital that was inaugurated on September 4 last year in Koraput.

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