BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the second unit of Care Hospitals at Chandrasekharpur here recently.
The hospital, developed over an area of three acres, has 400 beds and constructed at a cost of `150 crore. In the first phase, 260 beds would be made operational.
The State Government also signed an agreement with Care Hospitals for establishment of a super specialty cardiac care hospital at Jharsuguda. The hospital will have 100 beds and provide all supporting clinical specialisations and disciplines necessary for cardiac care.
The project is a public-private partnership arrangement in which the State Government with support of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited is bearing the capital expenditure of `75 crore for the hospital which will be operated, maintained and managed by Care Hospitals.
This facility will be first of its kind in Western Odisha with 50 per cent of its bed capacity earmarked for providing free treatment to poor patients.