Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday inaugurated a COVID-19 special hospital here in Odisha through video conference.
The new COVID-19 hospital, third in Odisha, will be managed by private-run SUM hospital and sponsored by Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL).
The hospital has 500 general beds and 25 ICU beds with all state-of-the-art technology to treat COVID-19 patients.
With this, Odisha has now got 1350 beds in four hospitals, completely dedicated for COVID-19 patents.
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 bedded dedicated covid hospital at Rourkela with Hi tech MC&hospital The total bed capacity for Covid patients now stands at 1345.
With the third COVID hospital inaugurated today, #Odisha has now got 1350 beds in 4 hospitals only for COVID patients. KIMS COVID hospital (w/ OMC) 500 beds & 16 patients admitted. Aswini Hosptl Cuttack 150 beds & 19 patients. 3rd is Sum COVID Hosp w/ MCL. Hi Tech Rkl 200 beds pic.twitter.com/gFUmH4w78l
— Soumyajit Pattnaik (@soumyajitt) April 6, 2020
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Union Coal Minister Pralhad, Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathi and MCL CMD B N Shukla also attended the inaugural ceremony through video conference.