BHUBANESWAR: The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has proposed to set up three hospitals in Odisha including a super-speciality hospital in the City.
“Construction of a super-speciality hospital would be taken up shortly in a phased manner. It will have around 500 beds and cost of construction will be about Rs 400 crore,” said ESIC Director General Deepak Kumar in letter to Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan.
Kumar said the proposed 100-bed hospitals at Duburi and Angul with an investment of Rs 100 crore each will be taken up soon. The State Government has already allotted land for construction of ESI Hospitals at Angul and Duburi, official sources said.
During a visit to the State last year, Union Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya had said the ESI hospital at Bhubaneswar would be upgraded into a super-speciality facility.
However, a separate super-speciality hospital will be constructed by ESIC in the City. Meanwhile, the corporation has taken up renovation of the existing ESI hospital in the City at a cost of Rs 66.49 crore.