Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced a slew of new measures to improve healthcare infrastructure in the districts of Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Kendrapara, Bolangir, and Sonepur.
The Chief Minister made the announcement to make ‘Mo Sarkar’ programme more efficient and accountable in the healthcare sector.
According to the announcement, six Rogi Kalyan Samitis (Patient Welfare Committees) of district headquarters hospitals in Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Kendrapara, Sonepur and Santh Bhima Bhoi Medical College of Bolangir will get an assistance of Rs 15 lakh each from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, said an official press release issued here today.
Police Superintendents of these six districts will be provided with Rs 10 lakh each for promoting blood donation programmes.
Moreover, rest sheds will be constructed for patient attendants in the district headquarters hospitals of these districts.
Besides, 50 more beds will be added to the Mother and Child Healthcare Center (MCH) at the district headquarters hospital at Sambalpur in addition to construction a building for casualty and out patient department (OPD) also, a new building will be constructed for ‘Ma Gruha’.
Moreover, the integrated laboratory at the district headquarters will be developed and Dialysis Unit and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) will be established.
Further, the Sambalpur district headquarters hospital will be developed as a Satellite Centre of VIMSAR at Burla and additional infrastructure will be constructed for DPMU building.
The bed capacity of the Deogarh district headquarters hospital will be increased from the present 60 beds to 200.
The bed capacity of Angul district headquarters hospital will be increased from the existing 192 to 300 and construction of a new building for the purpose will be undertaken on the same campus.
In addition to this, the Dialysis Unit will be expanded, infrastructure of the Intensive Care Unit will be developed, Anesthesia Work Station, additional Electric Autoclaee and additional ECG machine will be provided.
The bed capacity of the district headquarters hospital of Kendrapara will be expanded from the existing 175 to 200, construction of staff quarters in the new campus, modern out patient department (OPD) and ICU will be established.
In addition to the expansion of Dialysis Unit, two ambulances and one Mahaparayan van (hearse) will be provided.
Construction of a seven-storey building will commence within a month for a new 200 bedded district headquarters hospital at Sonepur.
Besides, Ultrasound machine, Bilirubinometer, Semi Auto Analyzer, Multi Para Monitor and CBC Machine will be provided at the existing district headquarters hospital for improving healthcare services.
Lastly, the Teaching and Hospital building of the Santh Bhima Bhoi Medical College at Bolangir will be completed within 24 months and a Mortuary Unit will be established at the MCH.
These steps were announced by the Chief Minister after a detailed analysis of the reports submitted by the State’s senior officers who had visited the districts of Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Kendrapara, Bolangir and Sonepur on instructions of the former under the Mo Sarkar programme.
The reports by the senior officers were drawn on the basis of patient feedback and discussions with doctors.