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Odisha: 20 hospitals to be set up under PPP mode

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hospitalsIn a bid to strengthen healthcare delivery process in the State, the Odisha Government has decided to set up 20 hospitals through the public-private partnership (PPP). The State Government has involved as many as 11 districts in the scheme.

The hospitals, which will be constructed under the Hub and Stock model of the state government’s Affordable Healthcare Project, would bring an investment of at least Rs 1,000 crore in the private health sector, an official statement said.

It will open an opportunity for direct employment for 10,000 people in the para-medical sector in the State, the statement further said.

Initially the total bed capacity in these hospitals would be around 2,700 which will fill up 56 per cent non-availability of hospital beds in the State.

Some of these hospitals will act as Hub (central hospital) while some others will function as Stock (branch hospital), the statement said. All these hospitals will be accorded National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare (NABH) Accreditation.

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