In a major boost to the healthcare sector, the government of Odisha has decided to set up 20 new hospitals in PPP mode across the state. The decision was taken at a high level meeting headed by the state chief minister Naveen Pattnaik. These hospitals will be constructed in 11 high priority districts under Odisha Health Service Investment Policy-2016.
The construction of 20 new hospitals will entail an investment of Rs1,000 crore under public private partnership (PPP) mode. These projects will be executed in Hub and Spoke models under the Affordable Health care Project, while some will function as central hospitals or hubs and some branch hospitals. The new hospitals will be constructed in the districts of Puri, Jeypore, Angul, Barbil, Baripada, Bhadrak, Balangir, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Phulbani, Dhenkanal, Boudh, Nuapada, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Sonepur, Rayagada, Paralakhemundi, Rairangpur and Kendrapara.
It is estimated that around 2700 new beds will be available in these 20 hospitals in various departments. At the spoke hospitals Medicine, Orthopaedic, Anaesthesia, Ophthalmology, Surgery, Gynaecology, Paediatric, Psychiatric, Diagnostic, X-ray, ENT, Dentistry, Dermatology and Trauma Care facilities will be available. At the hub hospitals Cardiology and Neurology departments will be available in addition with the above facilities.