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Make In Odisha Conclave-2018: Rs 2,750 Cr Investment Proposals For Healthcare, Vision 2025 Launched

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13 November 2018

Ajesh Mallick

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Bhubaneswar: In the ongoing flagship biennial global investors' meet “Make in Odisha Conclave-2018”, a session on healthcare investment was held while the theme of the seminar was "Universal Healthcare in Odisha - Each Life Matters".

On this occasion, the Vision 2025 for the sector was released by Odisha Health & Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena.

Briefing media, the Minister informed, “Various partnership projects were taken up today. We are going to set up 102 digital dispensaries worth Rs 90 crore, diagnostic & dialysis services in almost every medical and hospital worth Rs 700 crore, affordable healthcare project at 25 locations that means 100-200 bedded 25 new hospitals worth Rs 1,300 crore, cardiac care hospital at Jharsuguda in partnership with Care worth Rs 70 crore, cancer care projects work Rs 600 crore and opportunities to set up manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, equipment, instruments were discussed.”

“All of these projects entail an approximate investment of Rs. 2,750 crore which shall be rolled out within the next 2-3 years,” announced the Odisha Health Minister.

The seminar today had two distinct sessions. The first session in which the State Government presented its initiatives, schemes, achievements and opportunities for the private sector while in the second session, a panel discussion was held in which leaders from healthcare industry shared about their experiences of doing business in Odisha and their thoughts on the road map to achieve the Vision 2025.

The panelists included, Dr B R Shetty, Chairman, B R Life, UAE, Dr Alok Roy, Chairman, Medica Group of Hospitals, Dr Harish Krishnaswamy, Chief Operating Officer, Tata Trusts, Shri Naresh Jain, Co-Founder & Director, M/s Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd., Dr Azim Sabahat, Co-Founder & CEO, Global Healthcare Ltd. and Dr Taraprasad Das, Vice Chair, LV Prasad Eye Institute.

While Dr Pramod Meherda, Secretary, Health & Family Welfare presented the overarching picture of the healthcare sector in Odisha, Mrs Shalini Pandit, Mission Director, National Health Mission spoke on the key features of ''Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana" (BSKY), the flagship scheme on providing cashless services to insured patients.

Speaking at the session the Health and Family Welfare Minister said, "The State Government, is committed to the growth of healthcare infrastructure and assures investors unmatched facilitation support to partner in realizing the developmental goals of Odisha".

The Affordable Healthcare Project model was widely appreciated, and the investor community present expressed its commitment to joining hands in the same for furthering secondary and tertiary care services state wide under the BSKY scheme. The private sector expressed eagerness to upscale its role in actualizing the State's vision for the sector.

The session was attended by stakeholders representing pharma manufacturers, skill development institutes, hospital operators, medical colleges, civil society organisation, equipment manufacturers, service providers, etc.

Also Read: Make In Odisha Conclave-2018: State Receives Rs 1,177 Cr Investment Intent During MSME Seminar

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Pratap Jena, Minister, Health, Odisha

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Pramod Meherda, Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Odisha

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Shalini Pandit, Mission Director, National Health Mission, Odisha