Birth, Death E-Registration In Odisha Now Under Health Department

Bhubaneswar: The e-registration of Birth and Death in Odisha will now be done under the Department of Health & Family Welfare (H&FW), as decided during a 5T review meeting held under the chairmanship of Department’s Commissioner-cum-Secretary Pramod Kumar Meherda on Saturday.

Earlier, the registration was done under the Housing and Urban Development department but now it will be handed over to the Health department. Accordingly, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have been asked to submit a detailed action plan for the e-registration and handover the e-Municipality software.

In order to bring improvement in free ambulance service scheme, the Health department has drafted new SOP and signed agreement to buy 84 new ambulances under 108 category. Further, the department has drafted new guidelines for proper management of Mahaprayan Scheme.

Suggestions received from Mission Shakti Director Sujata R Karthikeyan in this regard have been sent to the General Administration department for consideration.

New strategies are being implemented for inspection of the healthcare services like treatment of patients, maintenance of euipments and redressal of patients’ grievance. Besides, online OPD registration, which has been implemented at SCB Medical College, Cuttack and Capital Hospital, will be extended to all district hospitals.

To bring improvement in the healthcare services in the State, a team constituted by the Health Department had visited Madras Medical College in Chennai, Christian Medical College in Vellore and Narayana Hrudayalaya in Bengaluru to study the kind of services provided there.

While the department is planning to upgrade the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar to Post-Graduate Medical Institute, it has asked the officials concerned to updated display of availability of blood types in all blood banks to ensure zero tolerance to corruption.

Besides, a draft of guidelines regarding handing over the help desk services at all hospitals to Swasthya Mitra or SHG groups have been prepared and sent to Mission Shakti Director for further consideration.


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