Bhubaneswar: April 02: A 500-Bedded Odisha COVID-19 Hospital managed and run by Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bhubaneswar has become operational from 2nd April 2020. Govt. of Odisha is financing equipment and operational costs through CSR policy of OMC. Odisha COVID-19 Hospital has been set up under a tripartite agreement among Govt. of Odisha, KIMS and OMC. Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha declared the hospital operational in the presence of Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS; Dr. Subrat Acharya, Pro-Chancellor, KIIT Deemed to University and Dr. Bishnu Prasad Panigrahi, CEO, KIMS today.
The Odisha COVID Hospital has 500-bed infrastructure, including 50 critical care beds. It is well-equipped with latest instruments and other facilities. The Odisha COVID Hospital is functioning from a dedicated block of KIMS having a dedicated and exclusive team of doctors, nurses, paramedics and housekeeping staff. COVID suspects as well COVID patients will have a separate entrance and exit to KIMS campus and not intermingle with non COVID patients. The Hospital has no linkage with other departments of KIMS and is led by Dr. Bishnu Prasad Panigrahi under the guidance of Dr. Subrat Acharya.
“The Hospital adheres to the standard best practices and follows WHO and ICMR guidelines. It will be functional round the clock”, informed Dr. A. Samanta.