The groundbreaking ceremony of 500 bed multispecialty hospital to be set up by Tata Steel was held today at Sitalapalli village under Luhajhar Panchayat in Gopalpur of Ganjam district by Dr. Pradeep Panigrahy, Minister, Higher Education, Science & Technology and State Rural Water Supply, Government of Odisha along with Mr. Cyrus P. Mistry, Chairman, Tata Group, Mr. TV Narendran, MD, Tata Steel, India & South East Asia.
An advanced mobile medical unit to serve the people in need was also flagged off on the occasion. Four more mobile medical units will join the league shortly to provide primary health care facility to the people residing in the peripheral villages at their doorstep, covering nearly 30 villages in and around Gopalpur – Chhatrapur region.
The hospital will spread over 44 acres and will have facilities in Medicine, Surgery, Anesthesia, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Pediatrics, ENT, Pathology with ultra-modern ICU, Emergency Services including world class diagnostic facilities. The hospital will begin with 200 beds in the first phase with an estimated cost of around Rs. 100 crore and will gradually be scaled up to 500 beds.
For setting up this hospital, Tata Steel has joined hands with ‘Medica Hospitals’, a Kolkata based healthcare specialist having expertise in implementing quality healthcare management systems in 100 hospitals spanning across 22 states in India and 6 countries including Yemen, Myanmar and South Africa. The community and dignitaries from in and around Gopalpur region lauded the building of the long awaited new state-of-the-art health facility and the advanced mobile medical unit in the Berhampur-Gopalpur region.
Courtesy: Odisha Diary