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Odisha, Bhubaneswar: On Sunday, chief minister Naveen Patnaik gave his approval for OUHS

The Odisha University of Health Sciences is now operational. According to a notification released by the health and family welfare department on Sunday, the OUHS was founded on March 5, 2023 (Panchayati Raj and Lokaseva Divas), with its main office in Bhubaneswar. 

 

The long-awaited Odisha University of Health Sciences (OUHS) was founded on Sunday in Bhubaneswar, it began operating from a temporary structure at Sishu Bhawan Square.

 

Odisha University of Health Sciences is operational as of now.

According to a notification released by the health and family welfare department on Sunday, the OUHS was founded on March 5, 2023 (Panchayati Raj and Lokaseva Divas), with its main office in Bhubaneswar.

On Sunday, CM Naveen Patnaik gave his approval.

 

The new university will offer standardised, high-quality medical instruction in allopathic, homoeopathic, and Ayurvedic medicine as well as nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, laboratory technology, and all other paramedical disciplines in the state.

 

This university will be affiliated with more than 200 medical and paramedical schools in the state. The authorities are developing standard academic calendars and curricula for medical colleges affiliated with various universities that will form part of OUHS.

 

At least ten government medical colleges are already operating in Odisha, and the OUHS will soon be associated with a number of Ayurvedic, homoeopathic, nursing, and paramedical institutes that are currently part of various general universities.

 

Four additional government medical colleges will open in the next two to three years at Kalahandi, Jajpur, Kandhamal, and Talcher. There will also be private institutions that offer paramedic and health education. These institutes will be governed by this university.

 

MLAs from all political parties expressed concern in the state assembly in July of last year over the delay in the university’s commissioning.

 

In 2014, the affiliating health university’s founding was announced by Damodar Rout, the country’s then-minister of health.

 

In September 2021, more than a year ago, a measure creating the university was approved. The Odisha University of Health Sciences Act went into effect on August 15 of last year to address the state’s urgent need for high-quality medical education.

 

Former SCB Medical College and Hospital principal and dean Datteswar Hota is now an official on special duty for the university, managing its activities.

 

According to sources, the government has been determining the initial infrastructural requirements and labour requirements for the university.

 

A committee has been established to recommend a different location for the university’s permanent campus in the city, one that is around 25 acres large.