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Odisha Government Collaborates with Private Partners to Establish Five Multi-Specialty Hospitals

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The Odisha Government recently signed an MoU with private partners to establish five new Multi-Specialty and Super-Specialty Hospitals in the state. These hospitals, ranging from 100 to 200 beds, will be located in Angul, Barbil, Bhadrak, Jharsuguda, and will include a cancer care super-specialty hospital under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.

This initiative is a pioneering step by the state to enhance healthcare infrastructure through PPP. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed his commitment to providing quality healthcare services to the people of Odisha and emphasized the importance of public-private partnerships in achieving this goal.

The healthcare projects will be implemented by various private consortia, including Utkal Healthcare Pvt Ltd. & Silicon Institute of Technology for Angul & Barbil, and Cygnus Medicare Pvt Ltd & Printlink Computer & Communication Pvt Ltd for Bhadrak & Jharsuguda. Additionally, a cancer care super-specialty hospital will be developed by Vizag Hospitals & Cancer Research Centre Pvt Ltd in Jharsuguda.

The government will provide land, capital assistance, and infrastructure connectivity, while the PPP partners will handle construction, manpower deployment, and healthcare services. These hospitals will offer 24×7 Trauma care, OPD, IPD services, and multi-specialty and super-specialty healthcare services. Patients under state government social insurance schemes will receive cashless services, while tariff rates for other patients will be predetermined.

These hospitals are expected to serve over 6 million people in the state, reducing travel time and expenses for patients who previously had to travel to Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, or nearby states for treatment. This project is set to generate employment opportunities for more than 3500 medical, para-medical, nursing, and administrative professionals, with an investment of approximately Rs 500 Crore. Key government officials were present during the agreement signing ceremony.

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