Odisha govt approves six hospitals, houses for poor people in Bhubaneswar


Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Tuesday accorded approval to four project proposals including setting up of six hospitals and 1300 houses for economically weaker sections (EWS) in Bhubaneswar.

The Empowered Committee on Infrastructure (ECI) met under the chairmanship of chief secretary AP Padhi also approved setting up of 23 rice storage godowns in the state and plying of town buses in Balasore town.

The state government would build one specialty hospital and five secondary care hospital under the public-private partnership (PPP) model in Bhubaneswar, said ECI chairman P.K. Jena.

He said the private partner will invest Rs 424 crore in the project to build the 800-bedded hospital.

The private partner as chosen by the bid is Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad.

“While the specialty hospital will have 500 beds and other five hospitals to be set up across Bhubaneswar will have 300 beds. Out of the 800 beds, 359 beds will be exclusively reserved for the poor patients,” he added.

The poor patients will be provided treatment at subsidized prices or free of cost.

The ECI also approved construction of 1300 low-cost houses for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) of the society in the capital city. The project would be taken up under PPP mode with an investment of 92 crores. It has been named as Shantinagar Awas Yojana.

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