Odisha CM , Naveen Patnaik

Naveen Seeks Centre’s Intervention For ESI Hospital In Bhubaneswar

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday sought the early intervention of Labour and Employment Ministry to implement the proposal of 500-bed super speciality hospital at Bhubaneswar.

In a letter to union labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya, Patnaik said the proposed medical college and hospital would provide tertiary health care to 32 lakh beneficiaries including 4 lakh insured people under ESI scheme.

The central government has proposed to set up the hospital at Jagannath Prasad, Bhubaneswar. The state government has already alienated 25 acres of land and a boundary wall over the land has been completed at a cost of Rs 13.97 crore.

The foundation stone for the medical college and hospital was laid in March 2014.