Odisha govt’s apathy puts future of new Jharsuguda hospital in doldrums
Bhubaneswar: Negligence and lackadaisical attitude of the State Government has left the future of the newly set up 300 bedded hospital in Jharsuguda in the dark.
Even after completion of about 90 per cent of the hospital it is still to dysfunctional with some basic facilities yet to be completed.
Sources said the hospital which was inaugurated by none other than Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on March 4, 2013 is almost complete with more than 90 per cent of work done.
The deadline of handing over the hospital to the authorities would finish this month but still now there has not been green signal towards the issue as the future of the hospital remains uncertain.
But even after three years the authorities do not show interest to hand over the hospital while the hospital authorities are showing disinterest to interfere in the issue.
The PWD authorities said more than Rs10 crores are needed to complete the hospital as some basic facilities like electricity connection, transformers for the connection, water connections are yet to be functional.
When asked about the issue, Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak said he would discuss the matter with the District Collector on Thursday. It will be completed by the stipulated time, he added.
The Rs 48 crore worth hospital will have 300 beds for patients and will cater to the all important healthcare needs of Jharsuguda denizens.