Brahmapur: The Odisha Development Forum, a registered organization that reportedly works towards the development of the marginalized districts in Odisha, has submitted a memorandum to a number of Vizag-based private hospitals to establish a super specialty hospital in Brahmapur with an aim to provide quality healthcare to the people.
The only referral hospital in South Odisha is the 60-year-old Maharaja Krishna Chandra Gajapati (MKCG) Medical College and Hospital. However, the hospital is suffering due to the negligence of the authorities.
Further, there is a shortage of private hospitals as well, and the condition is getting poor as the number of patients keeps rising, who have no option but to go to cities like Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Chennai for minimum health care.
The Odisha Forum, with an aim to improve the health condition of Ganjam District & South Odisha, submitted a memorandum to Seven Hills, CARE, Mahatma Gandhi cancer hospital and other private hospital groups, as per a media report in the Orissa Diary.
They stated that the city is a commercial nerve centre of Odisha and a gateway to South Odisha, consisting of a functional airport and a number of industries. It is also the gateway to major tourist destinations like Gopalpur-On-Sea, Chilika Lake, Maa Tara Tarini Shakti Peetha and the entire Tribal land of South Odisha.
A lot of patients have been going to Vizag for treatment due to the lack of quality healthcare facilities in Brahmapur City or its nearby areas. The forum members spoke to the GM, CEO & Marketing Manager of Seven Hills Hospital in Vizag and asked them to set up a branch of the Super Speciality Hospital in Brahmapur.
The hospital officials assured to take a decision regarding this matter soon, and the other private groups have responded in the affirmative to set up their own respective branches. The event saw the presence of forum secretary V Someswar Rao, executive members Manas Ranjan Patro, Prabin Pattnaik, Kiran Kumar Panda, Santosh Kumar Sahu, Binod Sabat, N Nilamadhab Patro and others.