The process for establishing new nursing, paramedical, or allied medical science institutes and obtaining a No Objection Certificate (NOC) has been streamlined by the Odisha government.
The State Government has modified the procedures for granting NOC to various institutions for the establishment of new nursing, paramedical, or allied medical science courses, as well as for the renewal of NOCs, increasing admissions capacity, and changing addresses.
The GIS and Gap analysis system, which is used to figure out how many institutions a district needs, will no longer be used. No application for revalidation will be accepted before the issue of this notification.
Private entrepreneurs shall be encouraged to set up high-quality, sustainable healthcare education institutions for imparting qualitative high-skilled education in Nursing, Pharmacy & Allied Medical Science courses and generating highly skilled healthcare personnel in the state.
If necessary, the government will take steps to establish government institutions to meet the demand for underserved areas.
It is forbidden to conduct inspections by the District Magistrate, Additional District Magistrate, Block Development Officer, Deputy Collector, Tehsildar, etc. A team of inspectors with expertise in the medical, paramedical, nursing, or allied science fields connected to the course applied will now conduct the inspection.
The team for inspection shall be prepared by the Chairman of the concerned councils under intimation to Health and Family Welfare Department.
All institutions that are unable to deliver high-quality education and do not meet the minimal requirements recommended by the relevant Councils must be discouraged, and any NOCs that have been granted must be removed after following the proper procedure.
The government has established guidelines that must be followed for providing NOC for various nursing, D Pharm, B Pharm, M Pharm, DMLT, DMRT, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and Allied Medical Science Courses in the state in order to have a uniform guideline and a reasonable cost structure.
The guidelines will be effective in the upcoming academic session.
This step shall encourage the establishment of a greater number of high-quality professional institutions in the state to provide skilled healthcare workers in different streams.