Dedicated COVID Hospital inaugurated in Odisha’s Puri

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated a 150-bedded Dedicated COVID Hospital on the premises of Shri Jagannath Medical College in Puri, through virtual platform.

Built with the collaboration of SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar, the facility has 90 general oxygen beds, 40 HDU beds and 20 ICU beds. It is also equipped with a high quality laboratory and diagnostics facility.

Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that the hospital will be helpful in providing better medical care to critical COVID patients of the district and they would not have to look for hospitals in Bhubaneswar or Cuttack.

The entire expenditure for operation of the hospital will be borne from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, Patnaik announced. He added that all the beds have been connected with oxygen pipeline, and oxygen beds would be further increased, if required.

He thanked the Institute of Medical Sciences & SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar for coming forward to team up with the State Government for this Covid-care facility.

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