Hospitals To Be Established on PPP Mode

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Bhubaneswar: Govt has initiated steps for establishment of hospitals on PPP mode under health sector investment policy of State.  Chief Secretary has directed to decide locations of the hospitals.
In another step towards improvement of qualitative health care facilities in the State, Govt has
initiated steps for establishment of hospitals on PPP mode under health sector investment policy of State Government. A proposal to this effect was discussed today in the Empowered Committee on Infrastructure meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Sri Aditya Prasad Padhi in secretariat conference hall today. The Principal Secretary (PPP Cell) Sri Pradeep Kumar Jena presented the project and Secretary Health & Family Welfare Sri Pramod Kumar Meherda outlined the administrative and financial issues for discussion. Considering the proposal, Chief Secretary Sri Padhi directed to decide locations of the hospitals taking into account the existing health service facilities and newly coming up medical colleges. Adding to directions of the Chief Secretary, Development Commissioner Sri R. Balakrishan advised to prioritize the difficult areas having no secondary and tertiary health care facilities. Replying to a media query after the meeting, Secretary Health & Family Welfare Sri Meherda said that in today’s meeting it was decided to set up new quality care hospitals mostly in KBK and KBK+ districts. These hospitals would be set up on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. It was proposed to establish 19 hospitals in 18 districts on the parameters of backwardness in health indicators. These hospitals would be of two different categories. One type would be 100 beded and another type would be 200 beded.
The total bed capacity in three different phases would be around 2600. Government would provide land at concessional rate with other infrastructural facilities. Government would also decide the tariff of treatment in these hospitals. The private parties would make necessary investments for setting up the hospitals and they would bring in more specialists and clinical personnel.
As of now, an investor conference has already been held in Bhubaneswar to get inputs from potential investors regarding feasibility of the project and methods of its operation. Around 71 health care providing organizations from State, National and International level participated in the conference and expressed their interest to invest in the project. Available data show, the project would create direct employment opportunity for 9500 persons. The total private sector investment would be around Rs.1150 cr. The issues relating to norms of transaction, conditions in bid document, viable gap funding from Government, contract conditions, monitoring and
management of the proposed project etc were discussed in the meeting. Chief Secretary Sri Padhi directed the health & family welfare department to prepare the detail project with inputs of today’s meeting and place it for Government approval. Development Commissioner  R. Balakrishnan, Additional Chief Secretary Forest & Environment  Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Principal Secretary Finance Sri Tuhin kanta Pandey. Principal Secretary Commerce & Transport  G. Srinivas, Secretary Energy  Hemant Kumar Sharma, Director National
Health Mission Smt Salini Pandit along with senior officers from respective departments participated in deliberations.