Bhubaneswar: An upcoming medical college and hospital at Talcher in Angul district of Odisha will be named after freedom fighter and former Deputy Chief Minister Prabitra Mohan Pradhan.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik made this announcement today.
The medical college and hospital at Talcher will be named after the former leader to pay respect to him, said an official.
The health institute is scheduled to start functioning from October this year, he added.
The locals had earlier urged the state government to name Talcher medical college and hospital after Pradhan.
As per the decision taken by the state government, steps will be taken to develop Pradhan’s memorial at Talcher. This apart, a statue of the renowned freedom fighter will be installed in the capital city here.
Besides, an upcoming bridge over Brahmani river at Kaniha will also be named after the former Deputy Chief Minister, said the official.
The Chief Minister also announced several other developmental projects for Angul district.
The Chief Minister approved a proposal to develop Chhendipada Community Health Centre (CHC) under the ‘Ama Hospital’ scheme of the state government.
Patnaik has sanctioned Rs 4.65 crore for development of infrastructure to check man-elephant conflict in Bantala area of Angul.
The Chief Minister also sanctioned money for three key road projects in Angul and construction of as many bridges in Pallahada area of the district.