Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated a 100-bed super specialty eye care hospital in Ganjam district.
Funded by Tata Steel the hospital has been set up at Samarjhola village under Hinjilicut block.
“I am very happy to see the hospital on ground within a short span of one year. I am sure that this hospital will become a pioneer in eye care treatment in the region,” the Chief Minister said.
“I am thankful to Sankara Eye Hospital and Tata Steel for this noble initiative,” he added.
The hospital, which is to be operated by Sankara Eye Hospital of Tamil Nadu, will offer modern eye care services to the people of Ganjam and nearby districts, said a statement.
Tata Steel has extended financial grant of Rs 42.3 crore for the construction of the hospital and allied infrastructure including equipment.
Built over 4.5 acres of land, the eye hospital will offer services comparable to the best corporate hospitals at an affordable cost, the statement added.