Ch­hat­tis­garh to build 6 hos­pi­tals on PPP model

Business Standard - - ECONOMY - R KR­ISHNA DAS

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.

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