Chhattisgarh to build 6 hospitals on PPP model
Chhattisgarh government has decided to build six multispeciality hospitals through public private partnership (PPP) route in the state.
The proposed hospitals will be 100-bedded. It would be in addition to the government hospitals or the primary health centres existing in the centres identified for the proposed hospitals.
“The land for the six hospitals have been identified; two would come up in Raipur and one each in Bhilai Nagar, Kurud (Dhamtari), Bhatapara and Manendragarh,” state’s health services director Ranu Sahu said. The patients would get the best medical care from experts in the hospitals, she added.
The decision of state government to build hospitals on PPP model is part of major expansion plan chalked out in the health sector. The expansion programme would be implemented in phases, Ranu Sahu said.
The hospitals would be run on build-operate-transfer (BOT) route. After the stipulated period, the hospital would be taken over by the department of health.
The state government has asked the health department to build the infrastructure on war-foot. The hospital would be powered with the best technology to cater the need of patients suffering from critical illness. It would also solve the problem of expert doctors’ services in the interior and remote areas.
Chhattisgarh Government had earlier also adopted a public-private partnership (PPP) policy for the health sector. It had invited proposals for establishing diagnostic centres in public hospitals and health facilities across the state.