Sambalpur, July 11 -- Odisha government is considering to convert Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research(VSSIMSAR), a premier health institute in Western Odisha to a medical university, state Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Kishore Das said here today.

The Minister accompanied by department Secretary Dr Pramod Meherda arrived here to make an assessment of the situation in VSSIMASAR.

Mr.Das promised to solve most of the problems of the institute within three months on a war footing and assured that 236 acres of land will be permanently transferred to the institute.

He also promised that the government would consider giving more financial and administrative autonomy to the institute.

The minister initiated th...