BHUBANESWAR: Tata Steel has joined hands with Chennai-based Sankara Eye Hospital to establish a 100-bed super speciality eye hospital at Samarjhola village under Hinjilicut block of Ganjam district.
A grant agreement to this effect was signed between vice-president, Gopalpur project of Tata Steel Arun Mishra and Sankara eye Hospital Trustee and secretary S Visvanathan in presence of Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak and Science and Technology Minister Pradeep Panigrahy here on Wednesday.
Tata Steel will invest `42.3 crore in the hospital that will be implemented and operated by Sankara Eye Hospital. To be built over 4.5 acres, the hospital will offer comprehensive eye care with super speciality in-patient and outdoor facilities, low vision clinics, special paediatric clinics, micro phaco cataract surgery and Glaucoma services.
The state-of-the-art hospital will be completed and become operational within a year. An initial amount of ` three crore was handed over by Tata Steel to the hospital authority.
Speaking on the occasion, Arun Misra said the steel major was also setting up 500-bed and 200-bed multi-specialty hospitals at Gopalpur and Kalinganagar respectively with an aim to provide quality healthcare to people of the region.
“With world class equipment and highly qualified surgeons, Sankar Eye Hospital will offer services comparable to the best corporate hospitals at a fraction of their costs,” Visvanathan told mediapersons.