Launch of SUM Ultimate Medicare on Saturday


Bhubaneswar: The Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) is all set to unveil its newest healthcare initiative, SUM Ultimate Medicare (SUMUM) here on Saturday.

With a motto of ‘Transforming Lives’, SUMUM is emerging as a world-class hospital with healthcare infrastructure. Spread across ten acres of land, the nine-storied hospital would offer next-generation treatment in patient-focused and technology-enhanced settings to the people of the region and beyond.

The new facility, one of the largest in eastern India, would be thrown open to the public on Saturday in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, and Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

Envisioned as a one-stop, next-generation multi-super specialty quaternary care hospital, SUMUM will be served by ‘Centres of Excellence’ involving disciplines of Cardiac Sciences, Neuro Sciences, Critical Care and Pulmonology, Gastro Sciences, Joint Replacement and Orthopedics, Renal Sciences and Onco Sciences.

The hospital has 14 Modular OTs besides dedicated trauma ICUs and has procured best-in-class international technologies like, Pet CT Scan, 3 Tesla MRI and HDR Bravos Brachy Therapy for advanced cancer treatment. A greenfield project, the new state-of-the-art healthcare facility aims at providing an ecosystem of healing with high-quality care and safety features besides a wide spectrum of clinical education and research opportunities.

The SOA is well-known for its Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital. The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of the Union HRD Ministry has positioned the IMS and SUM Hospital in the 21st place among medical colleges.

“World-class medical care should be the prerogative of all Indians. With the opening of SUMUM, our cherished dream of empowering the health of our community is set to be fully realised,” SOA founder-president Prof Manojranjan Nayak said.

“We look forward to setting new benchmarks in healthcare facilities and reach out to people to include them in our ambit of compassionate care,” said SUMUM CEO Dr Swetapadma Das.

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