New Indian Express writes:
The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday finalised the tender for a 800-bed hospital network project.
The project includes a multi-specialty medical facility to be built at Gadakana and upgradation of hospitals at Kapila Prasad, Gadakana, Bramheswar Patna, Rasulgarh and Bharatpur. The civic body has decided to tie up with Secunderabad-based Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Ltd (KIMS) for the project.
Sources said while there were two contenders – Sarvejana Healthcare Pvt Ltd (SHPL) and KIMS – for the final round of bid evaluation, the latter offered a provision of 45 per cent (359) beds for the economically weaker section (EWS) to clinch the project in its favour. SHPL had projected 38 per cent (308 beds) from the maximum capacity for the EWS during the bidding.
Around 150 beds in the proposed 550-bed multi-specialty hospital would be reserved for the BPL category. Besides, healthcare centres of BMC at Kapila Prasad, Gadakana, Bramheswar Patna, Rasulgarh and Bharatpur will be upgraded to 100, 40, 40, 40 and 30-bed hospitals respectively. While the primary and secondary healthcare centres will be commissioned by November, 2018, the multi-specialty hospital at Gadakana, a greenfield project, will take around five years for completion.