The Odisha government has planned to set up two of the largest coronavirus hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients which will have a combined capacity of 1,000 beds and will be functional within a fortnight.
The funding for the coronavirus hospital will be provided by Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) and Mahanadi Coalfields Limited as CSR funding.
Odisha government signed two tripartite agreements with SUM and Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) at Lok Seva Bhawan to set up a hospital for COVID-19 patients.
The first MoU has been signed by Health Secretary Nikunja Bihari Dhal, MD of OMC Vyneel Krishna and KIIMS management to set up a 450-bed hospital.
The second MoU was signed by the Health Secretary, S.S. Panda of MCL and SUM management to set up a 500-bed hospital plus ICU facilities.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated the partners and thanked OMC and MCL for coming forward and working in synergy in the interest of the people of the state.
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