Balangir: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday inaugurated 125-bedded Maternal and Child Hospital (MCH) on the premises of Balangir District Headquarters Hospital here.
During his one-day visit to the district, the Chief Minister also inaugurated a drinking water project near Circuit House, new building of Balangir Government College and a high level bridge over Mahanadi canal.
Apart from those, he also laid the foundation stones of a slew of public welfare projects, including a bridge over Ong river.
Naveen was accompanied by Urban Development minister Niranjan Pujari, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Surya Narayan Patro, Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra and MP Kalikesh Singhdeo.
To avoid any untoward incident, police had detained around 40 Congress and BJP activists ahead of the Chief Minister’s visit. As many as 20 platoons of police force were also deployed at various places in the district.