Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to establish 20 new hospitals in the state under public private partnership (PPP) mode. A decision in this regard was taken by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
The hospitals will be opened in Hub and Spoke models under the Affordable Healthcare Project of the State Government. While some hospitals will function as Central Hospitals or Hubs, the rest will operate as Branch Hospitals or Spokes.
These hospitals will come up in Puri, Jeypore, Barbil, Angul, Baripada, Bhadrak, Balangir, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Phulbani, Dhenkanal, Boudh, Nuapada, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Sonepur, Rayagada, Paralakhemundi, Rairangpur and Kendrapara.
Orthopaedic, Medicine, Gynecology, Paediatric, Surgery, Anesthesia, Ophthalmology, Diagnostic, ENT, Dentistry, X-ray, Psychiatric, Dermatology and Trauma Care facilities will be available at the Spoke hospitals.
In addition to the above facilities, there will be provision of Cardiology and Neurology departments at the Hub hospitals.
At least 2700 new beds will be available in the 20 areas after completion of the project.
These hospitals would be developed with an investment of over Rs 1000 crore while it would generate employment opportunities for over 10,000 people in para-medical sector.