Bhubaneswar:6/11/19; Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced Rs 1,000 crore package to develop SCB Medical College & Hospital (SCBMCH) in Cuttack into an AIIMS Plus institution, a state-of-the-art 3000-bedded integrated hospital with latest medical facilities.
The Odisha CM announced the package during a meeting at the Loka Seva Bhawan here with the HODs, students and administrative authorities on the development and patient welfare in SCB medical college.
Speaking on the occasion, Patnaik said that SCB Medical College and Hospital was set up two hundred years ago has served the people of Odisha for many years. He said: “It has produced brilliant doctors who have served and continue to serve patients not only in Odisha but across the globe. They are the pride of our State. It is now upon us to give back to this great institution and transform it into a world-class facility.”
“It is my dream that every person in Odisha should have access to high quality, affordable healthcare. It is in this context that the State Government has been investing heavily in the health sector. From 3 Medical Colleges we are in the process of having more than 10 Medical Colleges.,” the Odisha CM said.