MCL to set up Medical college in Talcher

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Bhubaneswar, Apr 24 (UNI) Public sector Mahanadi Coalfield Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, today agreed to establish a Medical College and Hospital at Talcher in Orissa.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik proposed the setting up of a medical college to Coal India Chairman Partha Sarathi Bhattacharaya and MCL Chairman S R Upadhaya, who met him at the state secretariat.

The Coal India Chairman agreed to the proposal and said the 100 -bedded hospital of the MCL at Talcher would be upgraded to 400 -bedded Hospital to establish Medical College.

Mr Bhatacharaya later told mediapersons that he had a discussion with he State Revenue Minister and promised to sort out all the problems relating to the displaced families.

He hinted that a new Rehabilitation and Resettlement policy for the MCL would be formulated soon in which the displaced persons would be given the option to chose the suitable compensation package.

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