Bhubaneswar: After launching the ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative on October 2, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reviewed the progress of the programme and announced infrastructure development activities for hospitals in Malkangiri, Nabarangpur and Koraput districts.
For Malkangiri district hospitals, the CM announced construction of doctor accommodation and transit home, rest shed for attendants of patients. Also, Patnaik said the hospital’s bed capacity will be increased to 200. Bus services from Motu to Malkangiri will be provided daily for the benefit to people visiting the hospital.
Similarly, for Koraput district hospital, the Chief Minister stated that the bed strength will be increased to 250. This apart, new ward will be constructed above the exiting hospital building. Staff quarters and rest shed for attendants of patients will be built on the premises of the hospital. Two new ambulances fitted with life saving equipments will also be provided to the hospital.
Patnaik also said a detailed planning has been approved for a composite hospital with 500 beds at the Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital in Koraput. “In 24 months the bed capacity will be enhanced to 700,” he added.
A rest shed for attendants of patients will come up at the present campus as an interim measure whereas staff quarters and transit home will be constructed in the composite campus, he said.
Five ambulances and three Mahaprayana or hearse vehicles will also be provided to the medical college and hospital.
For Nabarangpur district hospital, the CM said the bed strength will be increased to 200. Besides, a 200 bedded new hospital building will be constructed. Rest shed for patients’ attendants will also come up on the hospital premises. The government has also decided to provide three ambulances and three Mahaprayana or hearse vehicles to the hospital.
“Based on the feedback from people and discussion with doctors, the government has approved the infrastructure support for these hospitals,” Patnaik said.
The CM also said the government officials have been asked to cover at least 15 districts and take stock of the situation in healthcare sector.
The CM also announced Rs 15 lakh for all four Rogi Kalyan Samities from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) for patient welfare and Rs 10 lakh for promotion of blood donation activities