Bhubaneswar: Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA), a name to reckon with in the sphere of professional education and healthcare in eastern India, is all set to unveil its newest healthcare initiative—SUM Ultimate Medicare (SUMUM) in the capital city. Built on the foundation of the belief that world class healthcare should be accessible to all Indians and with a motto of ‘Transforming Lives’, SUMUM is emerging as a world class hospital with healthcare infrastructure of international standard. Spread across ten acres, the nine storied hospital will offer next-generation treatment in patient-focused and technologyenhanced settings to the people of the region and beyond under one roof.

The new facility, one of the largest in eastern India, will be thrown open to the public on February 29, 2020 in the presence of Mr. Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Mr. Amit Shah, Union minister for Home Affairs and Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Union minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel. SOA, which runs a Deemed to be University with nine degree granting institutes and a student strength of more than 10,000, is well known for the Institute of Medical Sciences and
SUM Hospital—its faculty of medical sciences. Already established as one of the most popular healthcare destinations in the region, it boasts of state-of-the-art advanced diagnostic, surgical and life saving equipment and offers super-specialty consultation. IMS and SUM Hospital is also the first in Odisha to have successfully conducted Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT).

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of the HRD Ministry of Government of India has ranked SOA Deemed to be University among the top 25 universities in the country consecutively for the last four years while positioning the IMS and SUM Hospital in the 21st place among medical colleges. Powered by a team of expert healthcare professionals and equipped with the latest technology, SUMUM will offer comprehensive healthcare services including emergency care, heart care, advanced surgical procedures, diagnostic imaging, maternity care, and rehabilitation services for a broad range of medical conditions in over 30 specialties.

Envisioned as a one-stop, next-generation multi-super specialty quaternary care hospital, SUMUM will be served by ‘Centres of Excellence’ involving disciplines of Cardiac Sciences, Neuro Sciences, Critical Care and Pulmonology, Gastro Sciences, Joint Replacement and Orthopedics, Renal Sciences and Onco Sciences. The hospital has 14 Modular OTs besides  dedicated trauma ICUs and has procured best-in-class international technologies like, Pet CT Scan, 3 Tesla MRI and HDR Bravos Brachy Therapy for advanced cancer treatment.

A greenfield project, the new state-of-the-art healthcare facility aims at providing an ecosystem of healing with high-quality care and safety features besides a wide spectrum of clinical education and research opportunities. “World-class medical care should be the prerogative of all Indians. Our dream was to have a world class hospital in the city and we aim to make healthcare simple. With the opening of SUMUM our cherished dream of empowering the health of our community is set to be fully realized,” Prof. (Dr.) Manojranjan Nayak, Founder President of SOA, said.

“SUMUM will provide a dynamic healing environment focused on complete patient recovery marked by the ethos of trust, transparency and inculcating a culture of empathy and compassion and not just be limited to treating sickness,” he said. “SUMUM is poised to revolutionise the regional landscape in healthcare with the patients, their families and the society at large as the ultimate beneficiaries of top-notch medical care. We endeavour to become the ultimate destination of health, wellness and hope for the people of the region. We look forward to setting new benchmarks in healthcare facilities and reach out to people to include them in our ambit of compassionate care,” said Dr. Swetapadma Das, CEO of SUMUM.

“We will consistently work to provide our patients and visitors with the best possible experience, elevating it to a position of individualized, total care, for complex medical problems requiring specialized medical attention,” she said.