Bhubaneswar: The Empowered Committee on Infrastructure (ECI) of Odisha government cleared four project proposals, including the construction of six hospitals and low-cost houses for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in the capital city.
The state government will build one speciality hospital and five secondary-care hospitals through the public-private partnership model.
Out of the 800 beds, 359 beds will be exclusively reserved for the poor patients who will be treated at subsidised rates, he added.
Similarly, 1,300 low-cost houses will be built for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of the society in the capital city with a cost of Rs 92 crore in 30 months, said Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) vice-chairman Krishan Kumar.
The ECI also approved setting-up of 23 rice storage warehouses in the state and plying of town buses in Balasore town.