Bhubaneswar: Odisha Health Minister Naba Das on Monday informed the State Assembly that Rs 344.55 crore has been released to privately operated COVID hospitals in the State for treatment of patients.
Replying to a question posed by BJP MLA from Jashipur, Ganesh Ram Singh Khuntia in the Assembly, Das said a total of 33 private hospitals across Odisha which were given exclusive rights to treat COVID patients have claimed Rs 479.90 crore from the government as treatment expenses against which a sum of Rs 344.55 crore has been released till February 13, 2021.
Out of those, KIMS hospital in Bhubaneswar has claimed the highest amount (Rs 59.41 crore) against which Rs 38.40 crore has been released by the government.
Similarly, SUM hospital in the capital city has claimed Rs 58.59 crore against which Rs 28 crore has been paid by the government.
As far as Cuttack city is concerned, Ashwini hospital near Sati Chaura Square has claimed an expenditure of Rs 32.35 crore of while only Rs 27.6 crore has been released so far.
COVID expenditure details of some of the major hospitals -
Hospital Name Claimed Amount (Rs) Released Amount (Rs)
NSCH, (MCL) Talcher 12,19,51,935 8,18,72,525
Bolangir KISS Campus 16,39,62,500 Nil
Balasore Jyothi Hospital 6,95,10,000 6,00,00,000
Baragarh MCH Building 7,92,44,232 7,92,44,232
Bhadrak Salandi Hospital 1,63,48,994 1,28,63,746
Cuttack GIMSAR 1,23,32,616 1,23,32,616
Cuttack Sadguru Hospital 7,54,22,435 7,54,22,435
Cuttack Ashwini Hospital 32,35,83,556 27,66,66,750
Cuttack Sun Hospital 7,30,85,938 7,19,44,293
Cuttack South Point Hospital 8,44,43,817 5,88,11,680
Cuttack Srusti Hospital 16,53,33,813 11,78,60,141
There are 30 government run hospitals which were entrusted with COVID treatment as well. However, the data related to their expenses is being collected, said Das.
(Edited By Ramakanta Biswas)