Odisha Govt to provide Research Fund to medical institutions to strengthen quality education

Bhubaneswar: Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) department today announced to provide Research Funds to different government-run medical colleges and PG institutes in the State every year to strengthen quality education in the healthcare sector, a H&FW notification mentioned.

A total Research Fund amounting to Rs 1 Crore each per annum will be provided to SCBMCH in Cuttack, MKCGMCH in Berhampur, and VIMSAR in Burla; and a total Research Fund amounting to Rs 50 Lakh each per annum will be provided to the new Government Medical Colleges and SCB Dental College in Cuttack. Similarly, the PG Institutes will be provided with a total Research Fund amounting to Rs 25 Lakh each per annum. Accordingly, a total annual provision of Rs 9 Crore has been made for this purpose.

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“For imparting quality education to the medical students, conducting research activities along with participation of faculties in seminars and conferences are essential. These help the faculties to remain updated in the field of advanced treatment and teaching methodologies which, in turn, will help in providing better healthcare services to the people,” the official communiqué stated.

With a view to strengthen the quality of medical education and research in the State, Odisha Government has been pleased to provide a ‘Research Fund’, to be placed with the respective Deans, Principals, Directors of all Government Medical & Dental Colleges and Hospitals including Post Graduate institutes to meet the expenditures toward research-related activities undertaken by these institutions.

Provision of the Research Fund will enhance the quality of medical education by facilitating research, research publications, and participation in seminars and conferences within the country, related to the research subjects by creating an environment for research and innovation in the healthcare sector of the State.

Notably, this initiative will yield qualitative and quantitative outcomes and enable the institutes to undertake appropriate actions to improve the quality of research, medical education, and patient care in the State.

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