“A budget outlay of Rs 189 crore has been made for the proposed medical college at Puri. Of it, the Union Government has already paid its share of Rs 113 crore (60%). But the State Government has not thanked the Centre yet. The State Government is trying to hoodwink people of Puri district,” alleged Sarangi.
Sarangi also alleged that a former Minister, who belongs to Puri, is falsely claiming that the State Government would set up the medical college. The leader, who was not accepted by people in the last election, is trying to reach people by making false propagations about the medical college, the MLA alleged further.
People should remember that the Union Government has paid 60% of cost of each medical college established in Odisha so far. Welfare works are done with funds shared by both the Union and State Governments in a federal system of governance, contended Sarangi.
“We thank both the Modi Government at the Centre and the State Government for the medical college,” asserted the MLA.