Bhubaneswar: On the World Health Day this would be a perfect gift for the citizens of the Temple city, as Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) is developing a Greenfield Hospital and Healthcare network in Bhubaneswar in PPP mode.
Today the memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between BMC and the Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Secunderabad, at the BMC conference hall. The project, as per the claims by the KIMS authorities, would be completed within 24 months time, though in the agreement, the time is given for 48 months.
The private partner shall develop a new (Greenfield) multi-specialty hospital at Mancheswar (Gadakana Mouza) and upgrade five (5) existing dispensaries of BMC at Kapilaprasad, Brahmeswar Patna, Gadakana, Rasulgarh and Bharatpur into primary and secondary care health centres. M/s International Finance Corporation (IFC), a wing of World Bank Group is the transaction advisor for this project.
KIMS would add around 800 hospital beds in Bhubaneswar covering primary, secondary & tertiary healthcare entailing an investment of around Rs 425 Crores.
During the MoU signing ceremony Health Minister Pradip Kumar Amat, Housing and Urban Development Minister Pushpendra Singh Deo, Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda, BMC Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena, MLAs (Bhubaneswar North) Priyadarshi Mishra and (Bhubaneswar Central) Bijay Kumar Mohanty, Deputy Mayor K Santi and BMC Commissioner Dr. Krishan Kumar were present.
While from KIMS side their vice-president Dr. B. Abhinay signed the document, from BMC deputy commissioner (projects) Srimanta Mishra signed the MoU.