Odisha Government to set up 19 new hospitals in 18 backward districts with an investment of over Rs 1,150 crore

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Bhubaneswar: The State Government has proposed to set up 19 new hospitals on Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis in 18 backward districts of the state for an investment of over Rs 1,150 crore. A bulk of these hospitals will come up in the eight districts of the KBK (Kalahandi, Balangir and Koraput) region.

The proposal was discussed at a meeting of the Empowered Committee on Infrastructure, held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi.

Principal Secretary (PPP Cell) Pradeep Kumar Jena presented the project and Health & Family Welfare Secretary Pramod Kumar Meherda outlined the administrative and financial issues for discussion.

It was proposed to establish 19 hospitals in 18 districts on the parameters of backwardness in health indicators. These hospitals would be of two categories — some with 100 beds and rest with 200 beds. The total bed capacity would be around 2,600, he said.

While the government would provide land at concessional rate with other infrastructural facilities and also decide the tariff of treatment in these hospitals, the private parties would make necessary investments for setting up the hospitals and they would bring in more specialists and clinical personnel, said the official.

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