Bhubaneswar: In a bid to provide better healthcare facility, the Odisha Government today announced to establish 20 hospitals in the state on public-private partnership (PPP) mode under ‘Affordable Healthcare Project’.
The healthcare centres will open in hub & spoke model. While some hospitals will work as central/hub hospital, others will function as branch/spoke hospital, a release issued by Chief Minister’s office read.
As many as 11 districts, on the parameter of priority basis, have been involved in the scheme following the State Government’s Health Sector Investment Policy – 2016.
The total bed capacity at the initial stage would be around 27,000 that will fill up 56% of non-availability of hospital beds in the state.
All the 20 hospitals will be provided NABH accreditation and 50% of the sanctioned bed will be available in the general word.
The places selected to establish the hospitals are – Puri, Jaypore, Barbil, Angul, Baripada, Bhadrak, Bolangir, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Phulbani, Dhenkanal, Boudh, Nuapada, Maljangiri, Nabarangour, Subarnapur, Rayagada, Paralakhemundi, Rairangpur and Kendrapara.
While all insurance and assurance schemes of the State Government will be available in these hospitals, the selected category patients will also get benefits of various government schemes.
It is expected that it will bring investment of at least Rs 1000 Crs in private health sector and open an opportunity for 10,000 direct employments in the state.