Bhubaneswar, Nov 8 :
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated the 1300-bedded Pradyumna Bal Memorial Hospital, a multi-speciality health facility attached to Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) under KIIT University on the occasion of the 81st birthday anniversary of late Pradyumna Kishore Bal, the founder-president of KIIT & KISS.
Dedicating the hospital to the people of the state, Shri Patnaik congratulated KIIT and its founder, Dr. A. Samanta for setting up the multi-speciality hospital. Referring to the poor access of the people to health services, he hoped that the initiative would be able to take quality healthcare to the common man.
Informing that 400 beds are reserved for poor patients belonging to below poverty line (BPL) category, the founder, KIIT & KISS Dr Achyuta Samanta said the hospital aims at providing modern medical treatment at an affordable price. The hospital has attracted experienced specialists and super-specialists from different reputed medical colleges and research institutes, he added.
The hospital offers super speciality services in a number of departments including Nephrology; Cardiology & Cardiothoracic; Pediatrics Surgery; Gastroenterology; Oncology & Onco Surgery; Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery; Urology; Neurology & Neuro Surgery; Endocrinology; Rheumatology, besides speciality services in almost all disciplines. It has 100 air-conditioned cabins, 100 ICU Beds and 50 Pediatric and Neonatal ICU beds with ultramodern ventilator facility. Some other features of the Pradyumna Bal Memorial Hospital include 16 Modern Operation Theatres, 24 hour Casualty and Trauma Care, 24-hrs high end ambulance service, 8 Computerized Dialysis Machines and 24 hour blood bank facility.
One of the unique features of the hospital is its self-contained state-of-the-art Central Laboratory & Radio Diagnostics. Besides regular clinical investigations, the Central Laboratory has brought many advanced investigations to the State for the first time by deploying the most modern equipment.
Among others, Dr. B. C. Das, Principal and Smt. Saswati Bal, president, KIIT & KISS were present at the inaugural function.