Bhubaneswar: SUM Ultimate Medicare (SUMUM), the multi-super specialty quaternary care hospital of the Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA), was thrown open for public on Saturday in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan here.
Speaking on the occasion the Chief Minister hoped that the new hospital will provide the highest health benefits to the people of Odisha.
Union Home Minister Shah praised the effort of the SOA in setting up of a modern hospital.
“Government medical colleges and hospitals are not enough to provide treatments to people. Private entrepreneurs and agencies have an important role to play in this regard,” said Shah.
Union Minister Pradhan also hailed the effort of the SOA in setting up a modern hospital and also hoped that it will extend medical support to the poor and needy.
He also appealed to Chief Minister Patnaik to implement the Ayushman Yojana in Odisha.
Spread across ten acres of land, the nine-storied SUMUM hospital would offer next-generation treatment in patient-focused and technology-enhanced settings to the people of the region and beyond.
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.
“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,” said SOA founder-president Prof Manojranjan Nayak.
SUMUM CEO Dr Swetapadma Das said that every possible effort will be ensured to provide best possible world-class patient care service in the new hospital.