CM dedicates 2nd campus of IMS and SUM Hospital

Bhubaneswar: The second campus of the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, faculty of medicine of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University (SOA) here, was dedicated to the people by Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik at Phulnakhara on Sunday.

The new hospital, strategically located on the NH-16 between Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, will have all the latest healthcare facilities and cutting-edge technology to enable patients access quality treatment including advanced cancer care.

“The new hospital will have the objective to become a milestone in the state’s healthcare ecosystem,” SOA Vice-Chancellor Prof. Pradipta Kumar Nanda said.

Mr. Patnaik went round the different departments in the hospital after inaugurating it. Odisha’s minister for health and family welfare Mr. Niranjan Pujari, 5T Chairman Mr. V.K. Pandian, legislator Mr. Susanta Kumar Rout and Chief Advisor to the Chief Minister Mr. Suresh Kumar Mohapatra were present.

Prof. (Dr.) Manojranjan Nayak, Founder President of SOA, welcomed the chief minister. SOA Vice-President Ms. Saswati Das, SOA‘s  Principal Advisor (Health Sciences) Prof. (Dr.) Ashok Kumar Mahapatra and Medical Superintendent Prof. Pusparaj  Samantasinhar  were also present on the occasion.

IMS and SUM Hospital has been serving the masses with rare dedication for more than 18 years now and has emerged as one of the most popular healthcare destinations in Odisha and neighbouring states. The institution was ranked 16th best medical college in the country by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2023, Prof. Nanda said.

The new teaching hospital, which will have 750 beds to begin with, will increase the same to 3000 within two years. The onco care facilities available at Phulnakhara will include radiation oncology, nuclear medicine and sophisticated diagnostic equipment. The location of the hospital will greatly benefit patients as they will be able to access it from different parts of the state, he said.

The hospital will have all departments including General Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Pediatrics, Neonatology, Critical Care Medicine, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology, Radio-Diagnosis, Emergency Medicine, Immuno Hematology, Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Medicine, Medical Oncology, Pediatric Oncology, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, ENT, Pathology and Microbiology.

Eminent health care experts, either trained overseas or in reputed medical institutions in India, who have been extending high quality specialist and super speciaility medical care to the patients drawn from different socio-economic strata at affordable cost at IMS and SUM Hospital, will also serve the new hospital. It will provide round-the-clock emergency service including ICU, ICCU, PICU, NICU and exclusive ICU for Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) and Hemato Oncology patients.

Prof. Nanda said another campus of SUM Hospital was being set up at Sitalapalli in Ganjam district and it was expected to be dedicated to the people by end of January. The hospital will have 350 beds and all necessary modern healthcare infrastructure, he said.

“The three hospitals run by SOA will compliment each other while striving to extend quality healthcare to the people,” he said adding treatment under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) would be extended to eligible patients in all the three hospitals.

IMS and SUM Hospital at Bhubaneswar, where 250 students get admission into the MBBS course every year, was launched in 2005. Since its inception, it has been striving to make quality and affordable treatment available to the masses while continuously expanding its reach and facilities and acquiring the latest equipment and expertise.

Prof. Arakhita Swain, Dean of the new institute and Dr. Rajesh Kumar Lenka, Medical Superintendent, were also present.