Berhampur: As part of the preparedness to tackle COVID-19 outbreak in the state, the Odisha Government today made two more COVID-19 hospitals operational in the state; one is at Sitapalli of Ganjam district and another is at Duburi in Jajpur district.
With this, the state has total 10 COVID-19 hospitals operational in the state.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated 200-bedded COVID-19 hospital in Sitapalli of Ganjam district through video conference. The hospital currently has 15 ICU beds with ventilators and will soon have five more ICU beds in next 10 days. The hospital also has separate isolation ward and general COVID ward.
The facility is funded by TATA Steel and managed by Tata Steel Medica. The hospital will be manned by doctors, staff nurse, technicians from MKCG College and Hospital. “Accommodation for all doctors and support staff has been arranged within the campus. TATA-Medica staff will ensure smooth functioning of the hospital,” informed Ganjam Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange.
In Jajpur, Collector Ranjan Kumar Das inaugurated 150-bedded COVID-10 hospital on the premises of TATA Steel Medica Hospital in Duburi. The hospital has 15 ICU beds. Sub-Collector Santosh Mishra and TATA Steel General manager RR Satpathy and doctors of TATA Medica were present.