Bhubaneswar: Healthcare is a top priority of Odisha Government and the State is in the process of formulating Vision 2025 with the goal to provide quality healthcare to all, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said today.
Addressing the 54th Orthodontic Conference here on Friday, Naveen said, “In the current 5T model of governance and Mo Sarkar initiative, healthcare has been at the top of our agenda. We will continue to make consistent endeavour to improve health service delivery and modernise the infrastructure.”
“The philosophy of our governance initiative is People are the masters in a democracy. They must avail all the public services as a right and with dignity,” he added. The Chief Minister said that oral health is often neglected and has an overall impact on general health. Un-relented use of tobacco and other substance abuse has worsened the situation creating a grave health issue.
“In Odisha, we have created 437 centres at peripheral hospitals to provide dental healthcare at remote areas. These peripheral units are also carrying out awareness activities and conducting screening and treatment of oral diseases. The State Government is planning to launch Oral Hygiene Programme with the provision of Model Dental Vans.”
Orthodontics has a strong psycho-social impact of altering dental aesthetics thereby positively reinforcing the emotional state of an individual. “This conference is an opportunity to invest on contemporary and advanced knowledge, and learn new and exciting skills in the field of dentistry. The galaxy of eminent academicians, clinicians and researchers of national and international repute will encourage you for excellence,” the Odisha CM said.