On the World Health Day this would be a
perfect gift for the citizens of Bhubaneswar, the Temple city, as Bhubaneswar
Municipal Corporation (BMC) is developing a Greenfield Hospital and Healthcare
network in Bhubaneswar in PPP mode.
Today 7 April 2017 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. M/s KIMS Hospital (Bhubaneswar)
Private Limited a Special Purpose Vehicle formed by KIMS, will execute the
ambitious health-care delivery project.
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 is one of the largest corporate
healthcare group in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh operating five hospitals – Two
at Hyderabad, One each at Nellore, Rajahmundry and Srikakulam. KIMS treats more
than 3 lakh people annually of which about 50% are BPL patients. It would add
around 800 hospital beds in Bhubaneswar covering primary, secondary & tertiary
healthcare entailing an investment of around Rs 425 Crores.
Government of Odisha shall provide a
Viability Grant Fund of Rs 51 Crores for this project which shall be disbursed
in a phased manner upon achieving pre-determined milestones. On an average, the
project will have around 45% of total patients from Economically Weaker
Segments. The facilities in phased manner by the Private Partner and it shall
operate & maintain it for period of 34 years (extendable to additional 34
The PPP network shall be integrated with
the current IT systems of DoHFW for reporting and operations. The PPP partner
in addition to other services shall mandatorily provide Family Planning Clinics
at 4 sites in the network and operate at least 20 SNCUs (Sick Newborn Care
Units) in the network. This project shall also dovetail the NUHM Scheme and
provide services supposed to be provided by an Urban Primary Health Centre.
On MoU Signing & Quotes
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.
Health Minister Pradip Kumar Amat: ``The
KIMS authorities assuring to complete the project within 24 months after
getting all due clearances, is a great compliment as the present government
runs through a pro-active system and the ease of doing business in Odisha has
become an inspiration for many entrepreneurs.’’
Housing and Urban Development Minister
Pushpendra Singh Deo: ``The authorities of both BMC and KIMS must work towards
completing the project within the promised time so that our citizens will be
benefitted with a better, low-priced health-care delivery system. It would also
help immensely to take on the challenge of shortage of doctors.’’
Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra
Panda: ``On the occasion of the World Health Day, it is perhaps the only
befitting gift for the citizens of the city. It should come up as soon as
BMC Commissioner Dr. Krishan Kumar: ``The
new hospital, once commissioned, would become a major referral centre for
patients coming from BPL and EWS Categories.’’
Vice-President, KIMS, Secunderabad, Dr. B.
Abhinaya: ``We have dealt with many state government, but the present Odisha
Government is very fast. The ease of doing business is unparallel and it could
be compared with any good corporate governance style of functioning. We have a
time to complete the project in 48 months, but will complete is within 24
senior KIMS official also added that presently the group has a bed strength of
2,800 and it is going to add 1,000 more through one in the city and another in