Amidst the rising number of Coronavirus cases in India, Odisha Government on Thursday decided to set up country’s two biggest Covid-19 Hospitals with 1000 beds each.
The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funding will be provided by Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) and Mahanandi Coal Fields (MCF).
“Following Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s direction to provide the state-of-the-art facility to COVID-19 patients, Odisha Government has planned the biggest COVID-19 Hospitals” a staement from the Chief Minister’s Office.
“Accordingly, Odisha government signed two tripartite agreements with SUM and KIIM Medical Colleges in Wednesday at Lok Sewa Bhawan to set up a 1000 bedded state level hospitals in Bhubaneshwar for the treatment of COVID-19 patients,” the statement added.
#CoronaVirus is a challenge for human race, transgressing all boundaries. As the country is fighting the invisible enemy with collective resolve and taken an unprecedented step of #21daylockdown to contain #COVID19, there could be people stranded away from their homes. pic.twitter.com/9wFKmnWMuG
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) March 26, 2020
With this establishment, Odisha will be the first state in the country to set up such a large-scale hospital to treat Covid-19 patients, exclusively.
According to the CMO, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has also directed to set up similar facilities for the treatment of Coronavirus pastients.
Currently, the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in India has increased to 649 while the death toll has surged to 13.