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Brief History

INHS Nivarini was commissioned as 30 bedded hospital on 03 Oct 1980, to provide hospital services to Basic Training Establishment, Chilka. It got expanded to its present bed capacity of 72 in the year 1991. It is pertinent to mention that INHS Nivarini is the only service hospital in the state of Orissa.

The foundation stone of the hospital was laid by VAdm Hari Lal Sharma AVSM, the then FOC-in-C, Eastern Naval Command. The work was completed in two phases and the building was handed over to users on 03 Jun 1980. It was commissioned on 03 Oct 1980 by Surg RAdm G Kuppuswamy, VSM, Senior consultant in Medicine in the Office of DGAFMS.

INHS Nivarini - Front View

The hospital has been built mainly as a single building on a sprawling 19 acres of land and has celebrated the Silver Jubilee on 03 Oct 2005. Power back-up facility, i.e generator supply is available for the entire hospital in the event of power failure. Centralised A/C supply is provided to the OT, Heat Stroke Room, Emergency treatment room and Labour Room.


Apart from the basic role of the hospital of providing medical cover and specialist facilities for recruitment and training related activities , the hospital, being the only service hospital in the entire state of Orissa, has a pivotal role to play in the health care delivery to ex-servicemen and other defense establishments of Orissa. The hospital provides referral hospital services to the following establishments: -

(a) Army AD College Gopalpur.

(b) 120 TA Bn, NCC Bn.

(c) Recruiting organizations in Orissa (Army, Navy and Air Force).

(d) Coast Guard personnel and their families.