Odisha’s two Covid-19 hospitals ready to treat patients, says Govt


Bhubaneswar: Two Covid-19 hospitals with total 650-bed capacity developed by the Odisha Government are now ready in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack to provide dedicated health care to novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) patients, said an official release.

The first one is a 500-beded dedicated hospital at KIIMS in Bhubaneswar while the second one has come up at Ashwini Hospital in Cuttack with 150- bed capacity. Both the hospitals have been funded by the Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC). Another 500-bed hospital is coming at SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen interacted with the doctors and paramedics of these hospitals and appreciated their commitment in the fight against novel Coronavirus.

It can be mentioned here that the State Government has earlier announced about free treatment along with free food and rent free stay for all Covid-19 patients in these hospitals.

Notably, the Odisha Government on March 26 announced it will set up two 500-bed hospitals to exclusively treat Covid-19 patients. The hospitals, being set up in partnership with Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIIMS) and SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar, will be functional in a fortnight.

On Wednesday another person tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bhubaneswar, taking the total number of positive cases in Odisha to five, of which the second patient has been cured and discharged.

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