Odisha Gets Its Third Govt Covid-19 Hospital : Inaugurated By CM

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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 beded 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 Shri 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.. Shri joshi and Sri 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 Shri Dharmendra Pradhan appreciated the initiatives taken by the odisha Govt in the fight against Corona . He also called upon all cutting across caste creed and party line to follow the advice of both Govt of India and Govt of Odisha for the betterment of human society Union minister mining and parliamentary affairs Shri Prahalad Joshua assured all support from Govt of India in this united fight against Corona He also indicated about establishment of more covid hospitals in odisha in cooperation with PSUs under mining ministry

Total Capacity Developed for 1345 Patients in Odisha

Odisha has been a leader in Covid preparedness. It all started withThe Chief Ministers Wash-Your-Hand Campaign along with the speaker, opposition leaders,ministers and MLA s. Social Distancing, Hand washing, and all other WHO norms have been brought into practice much earlier.

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 MC&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
Chief secretary Development commissioner and senior officers were also present at the video conference.

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