Jharsuguda: Secretary Transformation and Initiatives (5T) VK Pandian was on a surprise visit to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) under the Mo Sarkar initiative here today.
During his surprise visit, Pandian interacted with patients to elicit feedback on the facilities provided at the hospital and if they faced any problems in getting services offered by the State government for free at the hospital.
The 5T Initiatives Secretary was accompanied by Development Commissioner Suresh Chandra Mohapatra and Joint Secretary to the Department of Health Poonam Tapas Guha during his visit to the hospital.
“Development Commissioner, 5T Secretary and Joint Secretary Health & Family Welfare Department came to visit the hospital to take feedback from patients under the Mo Sarkar initiative. They interacted with the patients and their attendants. The feedback has been very good,” said Jharsuguda Collector Saroj Kumar Samal to reporters.
“They inquired from patients whether they were getting food on time. Whether they were getting medicines, diagnostics services for free or not? Almost all said that they were getting treatment and other services for free at the hospital,” he added.
The Collector said that lastly, they held a meeting with the doctors and thanked them for the good feedback they got from the patients at the hospital.
The doctors during their interaction with the visiting team sought for equipment for Laparoscopy, ENT, Ophthalmology and Endoscopy, the doctors were assured by the team they would be soon provided with same, he added.
“The officers asked me whether the food is of good quality? I told them its of good quality,” revealed Namita Chauhan, a patient who has been admitted to the hospital since Monday for surgery.
A four-member team from the Chief Minister’s Office had made a similar visit to the District Headquarters Hospital at Nayagarh yesterday to get feedback on healthcare service delivery.
The team observed that there is an increased level of satisfaction among the patients and attendants regarding the State Government’s Mo Sarkar initiative.