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Bhubaneswar: 6 new hospitals with 800 beds to come up in Smart city

An integrated health care system will be implemented in the Smart city Bhubaneswar under which 6 hospitals, including one super-speciality, will be built and run in public-private partnership (PPP) mode. The six hospitals will have a total of 800 beds.

Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation and a Hyderabad-based health care institute will be the collaborators in the public-private partnership project. The private promoter will take up construction and provide manpower and other infrastructure support, while the government will provide land for the hospitals.

As part of the Rs 424 crore project, Rs 51 crore will be given to the private promoter as viable gap funding. The remaining burden will be borne by the private promoter. The project will be dovetailed with the National Urban Health Mission programme.

It will be executed on build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) basis. A 34-year agreement will be executed between the private and public sector partners. The revenue sharing agreement is expected to be signed in January and the project construction is likely to start in July next year, said official sources.

Of the six proposed hospitals, the main one will be a referral health care facility. It will have 500 beds and all kinds of super-specialist facilities.

It was decided that 359 of the total 800 beds would be reserved for the poor patients who are covered under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana, Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana, Odisha State Treatment Fund and Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, said the principal secretary in charge of the public-private partnership cell, P.K. Jena.

The main hospital will be set up at Gadakana while the five smaller ones will be located at Kapilaprasad, Brahmeswarpatna, Rasulgarh, Bharatpur and Gadakana.

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