BHUBANESWAR: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday finalised the tender for a 800-bed hospital network project.
The project includes a multi-specialty medical facility to be built at Gadakana and upgradation of hospitals at Kapila Prasad, Gadakana, Bramheswar Patna, Rasulgarh and Bharatpur. The civic body has decided to tie up with Secunderabad-based Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Ltd (KIMS) for the project.
Sources said while there were two contenders - Sarvejana Healthcare Pvt Ltd (SHPL) and KIMS - for the final round of bid evaluation, the latter offered a provision of 45 per cent (359) beds for the economically weaker section (EWS) to clinch the project in its favour. SHPL had projected 38 per cent (308 beds) from the maximum capacity for the EWS during the bidding.
Around 150 beds in the proposed 550-bed multi-specialty hospital would be reserved for the BPL category. Besides, healthcare centres of BMC at Kapila Prasad, Gadakana, Bramheswar Patna, Rasulgarh and Bharatpur will be upgraded to 100, 40, 40, 40 and 30-bed hospitals respectively. While the primary and secondary healthcare centres will be commissioned by November, 2018, the multi-specialty hospital at Gadakana, a greenfield project, will take around five years for completion.
As per the agreement, 80 beds at Kapila Prasad, 40 beds at Gadakana, 40 beds at Bramheswar Patna, 40 beds at Rasulgarh and 30 beds at Bharatpur will be reserved for BPL patients. Patients covered under Odisha State Treatment Fund (OSTF) and Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) will not be charged at the OPD of the proposed facilities.
Charges for diagnostic like X-ray, scanning and MRI will be half of the Central Government Health Scheme rates, the sources said.
The concessionaire will be offered a viability gap funding (VGF) grant of `60 crore over a period of five years. ‘’The private firm would be accountable for the number of ‘bed days’ for EWS patients in every quarter. If the hospital falls short of 45 per cent ceiling in one quarter, it has to make up for the deficit in the following three months,’’ Municipal Commissioner Dr Krishan Kumar said.
Earlier this year, the BMC had terminated its contract with KPC Medical College and Hospital for the healthcare project after the concessionaire failed to achieve conditions of the contract before March 14, 2015. The decision to re-tender the project was taken at the 33rd Empowered Committee on Infrastructure (ECI) meeting of BMC in May this year.