BHUBANESWAR: The State level committee on infrastructure development on Tuesday approved four new projects including construction of a multi-speciality hospital in the City.
Apart from setting up a greenfield hospital, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will upgrade five 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 upgradation of five dispensaries have been estimated to cost `424 crore. The total bed strength of these hospitals will be 800 of which 500 beds will be in the speciality hospital,” Principal Secretary, PPP Cell PK Jena told reporters.
Jena said Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Hospitals (KIMS), a Hyderabad-based multi super specialty hospital group, has been selected for construction of these hospitals under PPP mode. Concession agreement with KIMS will be finalised by January next year, he said.
It has been decided that 359 beds in these hospitals will be reserved for poor people (BPL families) whose treatment will be funded through Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana, Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana, Odisha State Treatment Fund and Chief Minister Relief Fund, Jena said.
This will be part of the healthcare network of BMC in the City to provide better health services to people at affordable rates with special focus on BPL population, BMC Commissioner Krishan Kumar said.
The high level committee meeting chaired by Chief Secretary AP Padhi also approved the Shakti Nagar Awas Yojana, a housing project under PPP mode in the City.
Kumar said the housing project estimated to cost `92 crore will construct houses for 1300 eligible beneficiaries residing in Shanti Nagar slum.
A 10 acre plot has been identified for the housing project which will be developed over an area of 6.5 acre. A commercial complex will be developed in the rest 3.5 acre of land, he added.
The high powered committee also approved the proposal of 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 Remuna and Balsore to Nilagiri via Sora was also approved by the committee.