Odisha to set up 19 new hospitals
The Odisha government has proposed to set up 19 new hospitals on Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis in 18 backward districts of the state. A bulk of these hospitals will come up in the eight districts of the KBK (Kalahandi Balangir and Koraput) region. The government would provide land at concessional rate with other infrastructural facilities and also decide the tariff of treatment in these hospitals. The private parties would make necessary investments for setting up the hospitals and they would bring in more specialists and clinical personnel. It is estimated that the project would create direct employment for 9,500 persons and the total private sector investment would be around Rs 1,150 crore. The health department will prepare the detailed project and get the approval from government.