Bhubaneswar, December 13: In order to encourage private entrepreneurs in establishing high quality and sustainable institutions in different courses like nursing, pharmacy, allied medical science and physiotherapy, the Odisha Government has come up with robust guidelines for obtaining no-objection certificate (NOC).
“The new procedure will be effective from the 2023-24 academic session,” said State Health and Family Welfare Secretary Shalini Pandit on Tuesday in a press release.
“Government has streamlined the procedures for opening new institutions and obtaining No Objection certificates in this regard. Robust guidelines have been formulated for obtaining NOC and to provide minimum standard requirements as per recommendations of the concerned Councils,” the Health Secretary said.
It said, “In order to encourage private entrepreneurs in establishing high quality and sustainable institutions in different courses like Nursing, Pharmacy, Allied medical Science and Physiotherapy the GlS and Gap analysis system for determining the requirement of number of institutions in a district has been discontinued.”
“The mechanism for assessment of institutions by inspection has been further relaxed and shall be done by the experts in the subject concerned. Involvement of district administration – Collector & DM, ADM, BDO, Deputy Collector, Tehsildar etc. is discontinued,” Pandit added.
“This step shall encourage in establishing a greater number of high quality professional institutions in the state providing skilled healthcare workers in different streams,” Health Secretary Pandit added.