Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today advised his council of ministers to have food at government-run orphanages, schools and Aahar centres to check quality of food being served to them, during official visits.
“Instead of having lunch at hotels or somewhere else, the ministers can have food at state-run institutions for orphans, school children and differently-abled persons so that they can get a taste of the quality of food being served to them. The surprise visits will ensure better quality and administration of the centres,” Patnaik advised.
While paying visits, they should limit the number of people accompanying them to 3-4 and maintain secrecy about the trip.
“The ministers will have to furnish details of their visit and recommend scope for making the system better,” he added.
Earlier this month, Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy, 5T Secretary VK Pandian and National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) Director Shalini Pandit had lunch at the Aahar centre at the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) in Boudh. The bureaucrats visited six districts to review healthcare facilities and infrastructures under the Mo Sarkar programme.