Bhubaneswar: There are 1287 Primary Health Centres (PHCs), 374 Community Health Centres (CHCs), 6218 doctors and 4529 staff nurses in the State catering to the healthcare needs of 4,19,74, 218 population as per the Census 2011.
This was informed in the Assembly today by Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das in reply to a question posed by BJP MLA Shankar Oram.
Replying to the member’s question, the Minister apprised the House that the total population of Odisha as per the Census 2011 is 4,19,74, 218.
“As per the requirements of the number of population, there is a need for 1315 PHCs and 328 CHCs while the State has 1287 PHCs and 374 CHCs functioning till date,” the Health Minister informed.
He further informed, “Against the requirement of 7449 doctors, 6218 doctors are in position. Against the requirement of 22337 staff nurses, 4529 staff nurses are in position.”
The Minister also informed that 879 laboratory technicians are in position now against the required 2909, health workers (females) required 11727, but in position 8582 while 3290 health workers (males) are in position against the requirement of 7975.
Similarly, against the requirement of 1357 MPHS (females), there are in position 931 while there are in position 1292 MPHS (males) against the requirement of 1593.