Shri Ram Chandra Bhanja (SCB) Medical College and Hospital is an undergraduate as well as a postgraduate medical institution with a tertiary care referral hospital. This Hospital was established in 1883 and is spread over an approx. area of 101 acres of land. The Medical College is centrally located and is easily accessible by all modes of transport.
With the growth in population (both urban and rural) and an increased need for super specialty facilities within the state, it was felt necessary to develop SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack as a modern, state of the art medical college and hospital which not only becomes an epitome of medical education in the state but also serves as a nodal point for advance medical infrastructure in the state of Odisha.
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha had announced redevelopment of SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack on 6th November, 2019 to plan, design and execute the redevelopment plan of SCBMCH, Cuttack to expand it into an approximately 3000-bedded hospital. The redevelopment programme is expected to bring in tremendous benefits to patients in terms of access of various medical services. Modern facilities, such as fully automated and integrated testing facilities through pneumatic systems, etc. are also envisaged under the plan.
In this regard, Works Department was advised by Health and Family Welfare department to undertake the redevelopment program had invited proposals from reputed global healthcare consultancy firms for the Master Planning and Programme Management. M/s. AECOM India Private Limited, who is a leader in delivering acute care, ambulatory and critical centres, specialized laboratory spaces, biomedical research facilities, life sciences centres and medical administrative buildings, was thereby selected as the Program Management Consultant (PgMC) to undertake the redevelopment program from concept to completion.
The redevelopment and expansion of SCB medical campus is proposed to be undertaken across approximately 136 acres of land area located next to the Mahanadi river. The scope of the PgMC would primarily include designing, preparation of Master Plan including detailed project reports (DPR), organisational development, contractor selection, project supervision and monitoring during the construction period.
The redevelopment plan shall broadly include construction of new medical blocks, high rise residential apartments for doctors, staffs and nurses, new hostel accommodation for students, etc. A new playground for SCBMCH is also proposed in the redevelopment plan.
After intensive stakeholder consultation at different levels, a draft concept plan was presented to the Chief Secretary, Odisha, and has been submitted to the Health and Family Welfare Department for approval.