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Tata Steel to set hospitals in Odisha

Posted on Feb 20 2014 | IBNS

Kolkata, Feb 20 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday laid the foundation stone for two large hospitals promoted by Tata Steel at Gopalpur and Kalinganagar in the state.

The two hospitals will have a combined capacity of 700 beds offering modern medical facilities to the people of Kalinganagar and Gopalpur.

This initiative, in pursuance of the steel major's corporate social responsibility objectives, will fulfill the long cherished dream of millions of people in the region for availing affordable quality health care in their vicinity, the company said in a statement.

To be built at an estimated cost of around Rs. 115 crore, these hospitals will have facilities in Medicine, Surgery, Anesthesia, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Pediatrics, ENT, Pathology with ultra-modern ICU, Emergency Services including world class diagnostic facilities.

Both the hospitals will begin with 200 beds each and the one at Gopalpur will gradually be scaled up to 500 beds.

Speaking on this occasion,Cyrus P Mistry, Chairman, Tata Steel said the company reiterated Tata Steel's commitment to a healthy and resurgent Odisha with the company's continued engagement in improving affordable healthcare infrastructure through various collaborations to build hospitals and advanced mobile medical units to serve the people in need.

For setting up these "Tata Medica Hospitals", Tata Steel has joined hands with 'Medica Hospitals', a Kolkata based healthcare specialist having expertise in implementing quality healthcare management systems in 100 hospitals spanning across 22 states in India and 6 countries including Yemen, Myanmar and South Africa.

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