Odisha Govt to Translate MBBS Books Into Odia, Committee Formed for the Purpose

Bhubaneswar: A committee comprising 22 doctors was formed by the Odisha government on Thursday to work on translating MBBS books into Odia language.

In an order, the health and family welfare department said that the team of 22 doctors headed by vice-chancellor of Odisha University of Health Sciences Dr Manas Sahoo will identify the essential course books for MBBS education required to be translated into Odia. The committee will workout a timeline for the same.

The committee has been given 15 days to submit its proposal.

The translation work will begin once the committee submits its report.

In October 2022, the Madhya Pradesh government had released three translated medical textbooks in Hindi for MBBS students in the state.

In February 2022, the National Medical Commission (NMC), India’s regulatory body for undergraduate medical education had asked medical colleges to consider imparting lessons in vernacular languages.

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