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Rourkela, March 21: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday inaugurated a 200-bed new super-speciality hospital at the Ispat General Hospital.

The SAIL upgraded the Rourkela Steep Plant (RSP)-run Ispat General Hospital (IGH) into a super speciality facility.

“Till now this area was deprived of super specialty medical facility. About six years ago, the Prime Minister had laid the foundation for developing the Ispat General Hospital as a Super-Specialty Hospital. And today it is ready to serve the people of region,” said the President.

He said that this hospital would not only cater the super specialty medical needs Odisha but also adjoining areas of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.

The super speciality hospital would have cardiology, cardiothoracic & vascular surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, and nephrology departments. It is also adorned with avant-grade medical equipment like MRI 3 Tesla, CT scan 256 slice, 2 Cath Labs (uniplane & biplane), CRRT machine besides having five modular operations theatres laced with sophisticated technology.

In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced to upgrade the 700-bed IGH into a super speciality hospital and medical college. However, SAIL started work on converting IGH into Ispat PG Medical Institute and Super Speciality Hospital, facing pressure due to years of delay.

Nearly Rs 300 central funding has been spent for the purpose. Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also spoke on the occasion.

Earlier today, the President attended the 18th convocation ceremony of NIT-Rourkela.

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