Bhubaneswar: Odisha takes one step ahead in fighting Coronavirus. Exclusive Covid-19 hospital have been inaugurated in KIIT School Of Medical Sciences (KIMS) and Ashwini today.
CM Naveen Patnaik has inaugurated the hospitals via video conferencing. The MP of Kandhamal, founder of KIIT and KISS Dr. Achyuta Samanta was also present at the inauguration ceremony.
It is noteworthy that these are first such hospitals in the whole of India.
This hospitals have a total of 625 beds and the number can be increased if needed. The best part is that these hospitals were formed in a very short span of time.
Both the hospitals have been managed and funded by odisha mining corporation. The Covid-19 Hospital at Ashwini in Cuttack has also started functioning today, it has 125 beds.
Chief minister, Naveen Patnaik thanked both the management of KIMS and Ashwini hospital for their cooperation.
All the patients shall be treated free of cost.
In partnership with KIMS & funded by @odisha_mining, Odisha COVID Hospital, India’s first largest standalone #COVID19 hospital was made functional within record 7 days where treatment, food & facilities will be provided free of cost by #Odisha Government. #OdishaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/PlMXDJJCE1
— H & FW Dept Odisha (@HFWOdisha) April 2, 2020