Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced a grant of Rs 15 lakh to all four ‘Rogi Kalyan Samitis’ (patient welfare committees) in the State and Rs 10 lakh to SPs for promotion of blood donation activities.
The announcement was made on the basis of a report from officials who toured 15 districts to follow-up on the implementation of ‘5T’ and ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiatives.
“I had sent senior officers across the State with a directive to cover at least 15 districts. The feedback on people’s participation has been very inspiring and the response by both police and health functionaries in the field encouraging,” Naveen said.
As a follow up to the first day of Mo Sarkar team visit, based on patient’s feedback and discussion with doctors, Government has approved the support, he said.
“For Mo Sarkar, we focussed on police and health. I made 120 calls (from October 2) and the responses have been overwhelming,” the CM said. This apart, the Chief Minister has approved the following development works for healthcare facilities in three districts.
Malkangiri District Hospital:
Doctor accommodation and transit home;
Bed capacity increased to 200;
Daily bus service from Motu to Malkangiri.
Koraput Medical College:
Detailed planning for a composite hospital with 500 beds. In 24 months it will be enhanced to 700;
Attendants restshed in the present campus as an interim measure;
Staff quarters and transit home in the composite campus;
Five ambulances and three Mahaparayana (hearse) vehicles.
Koraput District Hospital:
Bed strength increased to 250;
Construction of new ward above existing building;
Staff quarter, attendant restshed;
Nabarangpur District Hospital:
Bed strength to be increased to 200;
200-bedded new hospital building;
Attendants rest shed;
3 ambulances and 3 hearse vehicles.