Odisha to set up 2 largest COVID-19 hospitals in India

Daijiworld Media Network - Bhubaneshwar (SHP)

Bhubaneshwar, Mar 26: Odisha government on Thursday announced setting up of the country's two biggest COVID-19 hospitals which would have combined capacity of 1,000 beds.

The funding for the hospitals will be provided by Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) and Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), as mentioned in an ANI report.

"Following chief minister Naveen Patnaik's direction to provide state-of-the-art facility to coronavirus patients, Odisha has planned the biggest COVID-19 hospitals in the country," said a statement from the CMO.

"Accordingly, Odisha government signed two tripartite agreements with SUM and KIIMS Medical Colleges today at Lok Seva Bhawan to set up 1,000 bedded state level hospitals in Bhubaneshwar for the treatment of COVID-19," the statement added.

Reportedly the hospitals will be ready in a period of two weeks making Odisha the first state in the country to set up a hospital exclusively for COVID-19 patients.

According to the CMO, CM Patnaik directed to set up similar facilities across the state with positive coronavirus cases.

India currently has 593 active coronavirus cases with over 13 deaths.


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