5 new hospitals to come up in Odisha; MoUs signed

Bhubaneswar: Odisha will soon get five new multi-specialty and super-specialty hospitals. This is the first of its kind initiative by any state to develop healthcare facilities in PPP mode.

The Health and Family Welfare department today signed agreements with private partners for establishment of 100 to 200-bed affordable multi-specialty hospital projects at Angul, Barbil, Bhadrak and Jharsuguda, and a cancer care super specialty hospital through PPP mode.

These hospitals would cater to the healthcare requirements of more than 6 million people in Odisha.

These five projects shall be developed with an investment of close to Rs 500 Crore and generate employment of more than 3500 medical, Para-medical, nursing & administrative professionals.

These facilities would be first of its kind NABH hospitals to offer 24 x 7 Trauma care, OPD, IPD services, multi-specialty and super-specialty healthcare services.

All patients covered under state government’s social insurance/assurance schemes shall avail cashless services at these facilities at BSKY rates whereas the tariff for other patients would be pre-determined.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik joined the programme on virtual mode. Speaking on the occasion, Patnaik said, “Infrastructure development for quality healthcare and services has been a priority of the state government. Our motto is every life is precious.”

The Chief Minister further said that the state government is committed to fulfill the healthcare needs of the people of Odisha in an equitable, efficient, transparent and time-bound manner. He called upon all to work together for fulfilling the government’s commitment for a ‘Sustha Odisha, Sukhi Odisha’.

Claiming that Odisha is witnessing a transformative journey in healthcare sector, the Chief Minister said the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) has been a morale booster for nearly one crore families as the scheme is taking care of their health related issues.

“Private healthcare operators have a major role in fulfilling this mandate. Therefore, we are encouraging private investments in health sector to set up institutions at district levels,” he said.

Expressing happiness over the signing of agreements with private healthcare operators, he said that this will go a long way in providing quality healthcare to people of the above said areas.

Patnaik wished all success for the partners from the private sector who joined hands with the state government to implement the first of its kind PPP (public-private partnership) in healthcare sector in Odisha. The state will ensure timely support and facilitation from all quarters for early commissioning of these facilities, he added.

Health & Family Welfare Minister Niranjan Pujari said Odisha is going through a transformation in health sector under the vision and direction of the Chief Minister. The government is committed to accessible, affordable and inclusive healthcare across the state, he added.

As per the MoUs, a consortium of Utkal Healthcare Pvt Ltd. and Silicon Institute of Technology will develop 200-bed multi-specialty projects at Angul and Barbil, whereas the 100-bed projects at Bhadrak and Jharsuguda would be implemented by consortium of Cygnus Medicare Pvt Ltd and Printlink Computer & Communication Pvt Ltd.

A 120-bed cancer care super-specialty hospital would be implemented by Vizag Hospitals & Cancer Research Centre Pvt Ltd in Jharsuguda.

The government would provide land, capital assistance for construction and infrastructure connectivity. The PPP partner will construct the hospitals, deploy manpower and provide healthcare service for 30 years thereon.

For Cancer care hospital, the government would provide land, construct the hospital and provide equipment while the private partner will deploy adequate manpower, operate, maintain and manage the hospital for a period of 15 years.

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