Jamshedpur : Chief Minister Odisha Naveen Patnaik laid the foundation stone for two large hospitals promoted by Tata Steel at Gopalpur and Kalinganagar. 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.
To be built at an estimated cost of around Rs. 115 crore, these hospitals will have facilities in Medicine, Surgery, Anesthesia, Gynaecology 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 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.
The foundation stones at Gopalpur and Kalinganagar were laid by Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha, in the presence of Dr. Damodar Rout, Minister of Health & Family Welfare and MSME, Dr P K Panigrahy, MLA, Gopalpur, Mr. P C Ghadai, MLA, Sukinda, Mr. Cyrus Mistry, Chairman, Tata Sons, Mr. T V Narendran, Managing Director, Tata Steel, India and South East Asia, Mr. Koushik Chatterjee, Group Executive Director, Finance & Corporate, Tata Steel, Dr. Alok Roy, Chairman, Medica Group along with dignitaries from Government of Odisha and other senior officials of Tata.