GOPALPUR (Odisha): The groundbreaking ceremony of 500 bed multispecialty hospital to be set up by Tata Steel was held on 2 September 2014 at Sitalapalli village under Luhajhar Panchayat in Gopalpur of Ganjam district by Dr. Pradeep Panigrahy, Minister, Higher Education, Science & Technology and State Rural Water Supply, Government of Odisha along with Mr. Cyrus P. Mistry, Chairman, Tata Group, Mr. TV Narendran, MD, Tata Steel, India & South East Asia.
“The hospital will begin with 200 beds in the first phase with an estimated cost of around Rs. 100 crore and will gradually be scaled up to 500 beds.”, Tata Steel said in statement.
An advanced mobile medical unit to serve the people in need was also flagged off on the occasion. Four more mobile medical units will join the league shortly to provide primary health care facility to the people residing in the peripheral villages at their doorstep, covering nearly 30 villages in and around Gopalpur – Chhatrapur region.The hospital will spread over 44 acres and will have facilities in Medicine, Surgery, Anesthesia, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Pediatrics, ENT, Pathology with ultra-modern ICU, Emergency Services including world class diagnostic facilities.
For setting up this hospital, Tata Steel has joined hands with ‘Medica Hospitals’, a Kolkata based healthcare specialist having expertise in implementing quality healthcare management systems in 100 hospitals spanning across 22 states in India and 6 countries including Yemen, Myanmar and South Africa.
The community and dignitaries from in and around Gopalpur region lauded the building of the long awaited new state-of-the-art health facility and the advanced mobile medical unit in the Berhampur-Gopalpur region.
Among others present during the groundbreaking ceremony at Gopalpur were Mr. Koushik Chatterjee, Group Executive Director, Finance & Corporate, Tata Steel; Mr. Anand Sen, President, TQM & Steel Business, Tata Steel; Mr. Arun Misra, VP, Gopalpur Project, Tata Steel, Mr. Sushanta Mishra, Chief, Gopalpur Project, Mr. Brajendra Khandelwal, Chief, Engineering, Gopalpur Project and other senior officials of Tata.
Established in 1907 as Asia’s first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel Group is among the top-ten global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of over 29 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). It is now the world’s second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries.
The Tata Steel Group, with a turnover of US$ 24.82 billion in FY 13, has over 80,000 employees across five continents and is a Fortune 500 company. The Group’s vision is to be the world’s steel industry benchmark in “Value Creation” and “Corporate Citizenship” through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct.
Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency. In 2008, Tata Steel India became the first integrated steel plant in the world, outside Japan, to be awarded the Deming Application Prize 2008 for excellence in Total Quality Management. In 2012, Tata Steel became the first integrated steel company in the world to win the Deming Grand Prize 2012 instituted by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers.