Bhubaneswar: As a birthday gift to the people of Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today made major announcements in providing healthcare facilities. A medical college and hospital would be set up in Phulbani.
This comes after the ‘Mo Sarkar’ teams visited six districts in the state.
“State government’s endeavor is to set up one medical college in each of the erstwhile undivided districts. In that backdrop, I am happy to announce that a government medical college and hospital would be set up at district headquarters hospital in Phulbani. The number of beds would be increased to 500 for the aforesaid purpose and a composite campus would be planned,” the chief minister said.
Besides this, a 200 bedded hospital would be set up in Boudh district headquarters. In Nayagarh, the bed strength would be increased to 250 and additional building for 100 beds will also be constructed at district hospital. Similarly, bed strength at the Kalahandi district hospital would also be increased by 100 for which new building will be constructed.
This apart, ambulance and mahaprayana service will be added to Rayagada and Nuapada district hospitals, he said.
For convenience of attendants, all district hospitals to have rest sheds, he added. In addition to this, Rs 15 lakh will be sanctioned to all Rogi Kalyan Samities from CMRF for patient welfare and innovations.
The ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative will be expanded to five more departments by December 1 and will cover all departments by March 5 next year, he informed.