Chief Minister inaugurates Eye Care Hospital funded by Tata Steel


Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday 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 in the august presence of Jagadguru Jayendra Saraswathi Sankaracharya Swamigal and T V Narendran, MD, Tata Steel, India & SEA . 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 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. Tata Steel MD T.V. Narendran said the company is proud to be associated with such an initiative and will continue to strengthen its relationship with Odisha through such initiatives.

The hospital will provide facilities like comprehensive eye care, investigations and outpatient treatment, low vision clinic, contact lens clinic, special clinic for children, day care options, micro phaco cataract surgeries for spectacle free vision, glaucoma services and many more. Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahy, Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukha and several BJD MPs and MLAs were present. 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.