Local Anger Grows as Talcher Medical College Opening Faces Prolonged Delays
Residents in Talcher Express Frustration Over Prolonged Delay in Opening of Medical College
Despite assurances from the local MLA to inaugurate the Talcher Medical College by the end of October 2023, disappointment looms large.
The protracted delay in the commencement of operations at the long-awaited Talcher Medical College has ignited frustration among the community. While the construction of the medical college concluded in 2019, it has yet to serve its intended purpose, causing inconvenience to local residents. Cracks have begun to surface on the building due to a lack of maintenance, rendering it abandoned for the past 3-4 years, resembling a ghost town. Local requests to the state government and district administration to activate the medical college have fallen on deaf ears, according to allegations.
Despite the local MLA’s pledge to initiate the medical college’s functioning by the end of October 2023, this promise now appears empty. This delay has fueled resentment among the residents, who are now considering the possibility of staging protests in the near future. Outraged locals have criticized both the state government and district administration for prolonging the establishment of the medical college and have issued warnings of potential demonstrations unless the facility becomes operational promptly.