KIMS to set up 450 bed COVID 19 Hospital in Odisha


Bhubaneswar: The Kalinga Institute of Medical Science (KIMS) here in Odisha will set up a special hospital to treat COVID 19 related patients. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between KIMS and Odisha Govt in this regard on Thursday.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Bishnu Panigrahi, CEO, KIMS on behalf of KIMS in the presence of Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS, Dr. Subrat Acharya, Pro-Chancellor, KIIT Deemed to be University and other Government officials.

As per the MOU, KIMS will come up with a special COVID 19 hospital with fully equipped 450 beds.

Dr. Samanta expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik for choosing KIMS as a partner for this noble endeavour, and giving it the opportunity to serve the people of Odisha in their time of need.

“The vision of Shri Patnaik in tackling COVID-19 has been proactive and ahead of any other Indian state, and this MoU takes that vision one step further. KIMS will definitely put in all possible effort to justify the Chief Minister’s faith and fulfil his vision, and serve the people of the state in a better and bigger way”, Dr. Samanta said.

“It is true that doctors of KIMS might have to take on additional load, but they are willing to give their all for the welfare of this wonderful state. I hope that this partnership will bear fruit and we can soon have a COVID-19 free Odisha”, he added.

Apart from KIMS, SUM hospital will also set up a COVID 19 hospital. An MOU has also been signed between Odisha Govt and SUM hospital.

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