Odisha to set up 2nd regional Spinal Injury Centre in Bhubaneswar

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Bhubaneswar: In bid to provide treatment to patients with spinal disabilities, orthopaedic and neurological problems, Odisha government has decided to set up the second Regional Spinal Injury Centre (RSIC) in Bhubaneswar.

Odisha Health Minister Pratap Jena, while speaking to the newsmen, informed that the Regional Spinal Injury Centre will be built with a cost of Rs 2.33 crore in the premises of Capital Hospital here.

There will be 12 special beds and requisite ancillary machinery. However, it will use the Operation Theatre of the Capital Hospital, Jena added.

He said that special training would be imparted to the orthotic and prosthetic department on the use of assistive technology. This will be the second RSIC in the state, the first one being in SCB Medical College & Hospital in Cuttack.

The Health Minister further informed that the state government will open two Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery (ANM) training centres in Gajapati and Malkangiri district. These centres will function from 2018-19 with 50 students each.

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