Rourkela: President Ram Nath Kovind today inaugurated the Super Specialty Hospital at Rourkela Steel Plant and Ispat Post Graduate Institute here.
The hospital has several super specialty facilities and sophisticated equipment which are unique in the region. Apart from catering to 6 lakh people residing in Rourkela, the hospital will be a boon for lakhs of people inhabiting adjacent districts and neighbouring states.
Kovind said that Rourkela Steel Plant has made conscious efforts to bring changes in not only in the industrial activities but also in the fields of healthcare, education, culture and sports.
The President noted that till now this area was deprived of super specialty medical facility.
About six years ago, the Prime Minister had laid the foundation for developing the Ispat General Hospital as a Super-Specialty Hospital. And today, it is ready to serve the people of region.
He noted that this Hospital would not only cater the super specialty medical needs of Odisha but also adjoining areas of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.
“Covid-19 pandemic has shown its macabre form across the world. In this difficult time, our medical fraternity has fought an extraordinary battle against an invisible and unknown enemy,” Kovind said.
He noted that in Rourkela and its adjoining areas, the medical teams of SAIL did commendable work of protecting people by their tireless efforts.
The President said that the nation would always be indebted to them for the selfless services rendered by the healthcare community and their dedication to humanity.
The 200-bedded hospital has facilities for Neurology, Neuro Surgery, Cardiology, Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery, and Nephrology. The hospital is also adorned with avant-garde medical equipment like MRI 3 Tesla, CT scan 256 slice, 2 Cath Labs (uniplane & biplane), CRRT machine besides having five modular operation theatres laced with sophisticated technology.
Odisha Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, and Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das were present on the occasion.
(With agency inputs)