The Gopabandhu Institute of Medical Science And Research (GIMSAR) at Madhapur here would be the second Corona Isolation Quarantine Centre after the SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack district.
On the proposal of the State Government, the GIMSAR authorities agreed to donate the institute for the purpose and have shifted all its patients underwent treatment to the Sub-Divisional Hospital of Athagarh after discussion with the district administration.
District Magistrate Bhabani Shankar Chayani, Sub-Collector of Cuttack Suvransu Mishra, CDMO Dr Satyabrata Chhotray, GIMSAR head Niranjan Rath and other allied officers have visited the campus of the Centre for infrastructural verification and started arrangements to operate the unit from Friday next, said sources.
Niranjan Rath said all required infrastructural facilities would be set up soon by the Health Department. One hundred beds would be reserved for infected patients and other 100 beds for suspected patients. Five ICU beds would also be there, informed CDMO Chhotray.