Bhubaneswar: The Odisha chief minister,Naveen Patnaik, is expected to announce a big financial package for SCB Medical College, one the premier medical institutions in the country.

Patnaik is meeting the head of the various departments, students and administrative authorities of the medical college Wednesday evening to discuss about the development of the college and hospital and also the welfare of the patients.

As a prelude to the evening meeting, the State 5T secretary VK Pandian along with health secretary PK Meherda, National Health Mission director Shalini Pandit, works secretary Krishan Kumar and twin city police commissioner Susdhansu Sarangi visited the medical college and hospital to assess the ground realities. Pandian inspected various facilities of the college and discussed with the administrative officers and professors about the problems being faced by the patients and the medicos.