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Odisha health minister visits IMS & Sum Hospital, hails facilities

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s minister for health, information and public relations, Mr Atanu  SabyasachiNayak on Monday visited the Institute of Medical Sciences and Sum Hospital, run by the SOA University, and went round the different departments and facilities.
The minister went round the casualty and other departments including gastroenterology, cardiology and hematology. Senior professors explained about the modern equipment and facilities available in the hospital.

Addressing the professors, doctors, interns, faculty members, technical personnel and others, Mr. Nayak, who took over as the health minister recently, expressed his happiness over the facilities available in the hospital.  “I have come to learn and see what the private medical colleges are doing. You have very good facilities and experienced doctors who have come from famous institutions,” the minister said after being felicitated.

Mr. Gopabandhu Kar, Managing Member of the University, felicitated the minister.
Dr. Venkat Rao, Associate Professor of Community Medicine department, who conducted the meeting, informed that the hospital was the first in Odisha to set up a bone marrow transplantation unit with successful transplantations to its credit. The gastroenterology department had the highest number of ERCPs as compared to any other super speciality care setting in the state while modular operation theaters was one of the unique features of the hospital, he said.

He also said that the hospital was the first in eastern India to be accredited by the NABH for patient safety and quality of care.

“People, who did not have the right idea about the facilities and expertise available in Odisha, often prefer to go out of the state to other cities for treatment of minor ailments,” he said adding “thank you for running a modern hospital as it should be run and providing health care to the society.”

The meeting was presided over by the Vice-Chancellor of SOA University, Prof. R.P.Mohanty who said that the IMS and Sum Hospital had been undertaking research work and was doing an excellent job in providing health care through extension initiatives.

The Medical Director of the institute, Prof. D.K.Ray and Medical Superintendent, Dr. P.K.Mohanty also spoke. 

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