Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik opened a Superspeciality Hospital and Cancer Centre in Bhubaneswar on Friday, complete with “state-of-the-art” infrastructure and “high-end” equipment.
The Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences established the infrastructure. According to the Chief Minister’s Office, “the facility would provide the most sophisticated healthcare services to patients from Odisha and neighbouring states such as West Bengal, Bihar, and Jharkhand.”
“In a major boost to healthcare in #Odisha, CM @Naveen_Odisha has inaugurated a 300-bedded Super Speciality Hospital & a 300-bedded Cancer Centre at @KIMSBBSR in #Bhubaneswar. It will make the city a leading centre in cancer care with specialised healthcare services,” the CMO tweeted.
While speaking on the occasion, State Minister of Health and Family Welfare Naba Kishore Das stated that the new medical facility will establish new standards.
“This new medical facility which has been inaugurated by Chief Minister today, will give a major boost to the quality healthcare services available in Odisha, setting new benchmarks,” Das said.
Dr Achyuta Samanta, Founder Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) said that KIMS has high-end medical equipment in the state.
“Today the KIMS has expanded its infrastructure with 1600 beds and is the only centre to possess some high-end medical equipment in Odisha,” he said.
“This new state-of-the-art healthcare facility will provide quality healthcare services to the general public and patients coming from the weaker sections of the society,” Dr Samanta added.
The 300-bed Super Speciality Hospital will have 12 Super Speciality departments, and the 300-bed Cancer Center will be led by renowned radiation oncologist Prof Bidhu Kalyan Mohanti.