Bhubaneswar: Mukhyamantri Vayu Swasthya Seva (Air Health Services) was started in the remote Nuapada district of Odisha.
A seven-member team of super specialists has arrived at the Nupada district headquarters hospital today.
The team includes super specialists Dr Dipak Ranjan Das from Cardiology Department, Dr Debashish Swain from Anesthesiology Department, Dr Kaliprasanna Swain from Neurology Department, Dr Prasant Kumar Parida of Gastroenterology and Dr Sarat Kumar Parida from Nephrology Department.
The team arrived at Nuapada Gotama airstrip at around 8.50 AM on a flight from Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here.
Nuapada CDMO, DPMO and the hospital manager were present during the team’s arrival. The team will be providing treatment to 175 patients at the DHH for two days starting today, before flying back.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had in December last year launched Mukhyamantri Vayu Swasthya Seva at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here to take health services to people of remote and backward areas of the State.
The service has been designed for the people of four districts of Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, and Nuapada in the first phase.
Neurologists, nephrologists, cardiologists from medical colleges and corporate hospitals, mainly in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, are flown to the four district headquarters hospitals, where diagnostic facilities and operation theatres, have been created keeping in mind the specialized care.