In order to mitigate the COVID-19 Pandemic, State Government has decided to establish new COVID Hospitals along with setting up additional facilities in the existing COVID Hospitals.
ACS Health & Family Welfare, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra has issued notification in this regard on 4 September.
While establishment of Two Dedicated COVID-19 Hospital will come up in SCB Medical College, COVID-19 Facility will come up at SLN Medical College, Koraput and a Dedicated COVID-19 Facility will come up at Capital Hospital in Government Sector.
In Private Sector, additional facility of 25 ICU will come up at Aditya Ashwini Hospital, Bhubaneswar, New COVID Facility will come up at Kanungo Institute of Diabetes Specialities (KIDS) at Dumduma, Bhubaneswar, establishment of Dedicated Covid Hospital will be set up at SUN Hospital, Tulasipur, Cuttack, and at Srusti Hospital, Cuttack.
While the Technical Committee was set up for COVID-19 Control, the Committee recommended for setting up of more Dedicated Covid Hospitals and allow addition to the existing facilities.
While Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took review of the COVID-19 Pandemic, on 3 September, it was presented in the meeting and immediately the proposal was approved.
Now Department of health & family Welfare has brought out the notification for setting up the facilities, officials say.
In SCB Medical College, Dedicated Covid-19 Hospital will come up in existing Medicine Building with 200 General beds along with ICU facilities.
Another Dedicated facility will come up for Obstetric Patients at SCB Medical College with 30 General Beds.
The Dean and Principal of SCB Medical College has been directed to make necessary arrangements of manpower to work in shifts.
Similarly at SLN Medical College, Koraput, 70 Bedded COVID Hospital along with ICU Facilities will be established for COVID-19 Care.
At Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar a Dedicated COVID-19 Facility will be set up with ICU Facility for admitting COVID-19 patients.
Odisha State Medical Corporation Limited (OSMCL) will provide all necessary drugs and allied requirements of these Government run Facilities.
In Private Sector, Aditya Ashwini Hospital, which has been approved to set up Dedicated COVID Hospitals has been allowed to add 25 ICU facilities so 55 ICU facilities will be made available in this Hospital soon.
At KIDS, Bhubaneswar, State Government has approved for 110 Bedded facility with ICU and Maternity Care.
SUN Hopital will have a Dedicated Covid Hospital with 155 Bedded facility which will have ICU facilities.
Srusti Hospital, Cuttack will have a Dedicated Covid Hospital with 77 Bedded facility with ICU and Dialysis facility, said sources.
These Private hospitals will deploy adequate manpower and provide required facility as per norms and rates fixed by the State Government , said sources.