Bhubaneswar: Odisha is racing ahead in its preparedness to provide treatment facilities to COVID 19 patients.
Today, the state government’s third facility, a 500 bedded Odisha COVID Hospital, plus 20 bedded ICU facility at SOA campus 2 has been made ready to serve.
The state facility will be managed by SUM Medical College & Hospital supported by MCL.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik interacted with the doctors and healthcare workers of the hospital through video conferencing.
He appreciated their commitment to serve people during this global pandemic. He also thanked Union Ministers Prahalad Joshi and Dharmendra Pradhan for their support and MCL for sponsorsing this facility for people of odisha.
CM further appreciated SOA for setting up this facility in record time.
Union Petroleum and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan appreciated the initiatives taken by the Odisha Govt in the fight against Coronavirus.
He also called upon all to follow the advice of both Govt of India and Govt of Odisha for the betterment of human society.
Union Mines Minister Prahalad Joshi assured all support from Govt of India in this united fight against Coronavirus.
He also indicated about establishment of more covid hospitals in odisha in cooperation with PSUs under mining ministry.
Two other Covid hospitals have also been kept ready to meet any challenge that might come in future.
Of these two Hospitals, one has been developed by KIMS, a 500 bedded facility, and the other be Ashwini Hospital Cuttack with a facility of 125 beds.
Besides, at district level, the district administration of Sundergarh has established a 200-beded dedicated covid hospital at Rourkela with Hi Tech Medical College & Hospital. The total bed capacity for Covid patients now stands at 1345.
It was also informed that Odisha govt has started work to set up 4lakh isolation bed facilities in 7000 Panchayats. The state govt is also going to set up two dedicated COVID hospitals at Angul and Kendrapada in cooperation with Sum hospitals.