Cuttack, Oct 10: The ongoing modernization work of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Post Graduate Institute of Paediatrics (SVPPGIP), popularly known as Sishu Bhawan, by December 31, 2025, the Odisha government informed Orissa High Court in its affidavit.
The construction of the G+6 building of the Multi-Utility Hospital Complex has been completed. It will be operational by August 31, 2024. The Odisha State Medical Corporation Limited (OSMCL) has floated a tender for the purchase of medical equipment and furniture for the building.
The 416-bed Sishu Bhawan will be converted into an 846-bed hospital with around 100 ICUs, a Kangaroo mother care facility, and treatment of all critical pediatric problems will be available under one roof.
Besides, the MRI and CT scan-like diagnostic units will be functional by September 30, 2024. Considering the long-standing demands, for the first time a six-story building is also being constructed to accommodate attendants of patients, the state government informed in its affidavit.
Plans have also been drawn up to set up more OPDs, a casualty, a pharmacy, or a drug dispensing wing.