Government panel approves 4 infra projects

Published: 20th December 2016 09:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th December 2016 09:57 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: The state-level committee on infrastructure development today approved four new projects including construction of a multi-speciality hospital in the city.

Apart from setting up of a greenfield hospital, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will upgrade 5 of its existing dispensaries under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode on design, build,
finance, operate and transfer (DBFOT) basis.

"Construction of the proposed super speciality hospital and up gradation of five dispensaries have been estimated to cost Rs 424 crore. The total bed strength of these hospitals will be 800 out of which 500 beds will be in the speciality hospital," Principal Secretary PPP Cell P K Jena told reporters.

Jena said that Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Hospitals (KIMS), a Hyderabad-based multi super specialty hospital group, has been selected for construction of this hospital under PPP mode. Concession agreement with KIMS will be finalised by January next year, he added.

It has been decided that decided that 359 beds in these hospitals will be reserved for poor people (BPL families) whose treatment will fund through Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana, Rastriya Swasthya Bima Yojana, Odisha State Treatment Fund and Chief Minister Relief Fund, Jena said.

This will be part of the healthcare network of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) in the city to provide better health services to the people at affordable rates with a special focus on BPL population, BMC commissioner Krishan Kumar said.

The high-level committee meeting chaired by Chief Secretary A P Padhi also approved the Shakti Nagar Awas Yojana, housing projects under PPP mode in the city.

Kumar said that the housing project estimated to cost Rs 92 crore will construct houses for 1300 eligible beneficiaries residing in Shanti Nagar slum.

A ten-acre plot has been identified for the housing project which will be developed over an area of 6.5 acres. A commercial complex will be developed in the rest 3.5 acres of land, he added.

The high-powered committee also approved the proposal of the Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare department for construction of 23 godowns for storage of paddy and rice, Jena said.

He further informed that a proposal to run city bus services from Balasore to Maitripur via Ramona and Balasore to Nilagiri via Sora was also approved by the committee.

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