Chief Minister inaugurates Tata Steel funded Eye-Care Hospital in Ganjam
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.
Tata Steel has extended financial grant of Rs 42.3 crores for the construction of the hospital and allied infrastructure including equipment. Built over 4.5 acres of land in the Samarjhola village, approximately 17 km from Berhampur city, the eye hospital with world-class facilities and highly qualified doctors will offer services comparable to the best corporate hospitals at an affordable cost.
Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha, in his address said, “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. I am thankful to Sankara Eye Hospital and Tata Steel for this noble initiative”.
On the occasion, T V Narendran, MD, Tata Steel, India & SEA reiterated Tata Steel’s commitment towards the community.
He also said that Tata Steel is proud to be associated with such an initiative and will continue to strengthen its relationship with Odisha through such initiatives.
Built over 4.5 acres of land, the hospital’s built up area is 73520 sqft with four floors and comprises five operation theatres, 12 patient rooms and six wards. It is worth mentioning here that the totally green complex hospital is environment friendly and self-sufficient in energy and use of water. The hospital complex would depend on 150 KW of solar power generated through solar panels being fixed on roofs of buildings of the complex and the water will be catered through rain water harvesting and recycling of used water.