Venting strong discontentment over the delay in establishment of the proposed satellite centre of AIIMS at Balasore, the Congress today held a protest meeting here. Former union minister Srikant Jena lambasted the government at the centre alleging the much hyped dream project , a world class health care facilities in north India has been virtually shelved by the Modi government.

He said the erstwhile UPA government had drawn up a road map for health care and had announced the project at Balasore. But subsequently, the NDA government has slept over the matter.

Former MLA Jayanarayan Mohanty, Chitta Sarangi, Satyanaryan Mohanty ,Akshay Mallik, Sanjib Giri,Bikram Panda, Bidhan Jena , Benumadhab Panda , Padmalochan Lenka ,Satyasiba Das, Ranjan Baug, Sarat Raj and Urmila Majhi were present in the meeting .