Odisha to make health services better ahead of ‘Mo Sarkar’ prog

Bhubaneswar: With a month left for launch of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s mass outreach “Mo Sarkar” (My government) programme, the state government has instructed the Chief District Medical Officers (CDMOs) to ensure people get desired healthcare services in state-run hospitals.

Patnaik had on Independence Day announced “Mo Sarkar” under which, he and others ministers will call up people and seek their feedback about functioning of hospitals, police stations and government offices, will be launched on Gandhi Jayanti on October 2.

“We will make healthcare services more people-centric and seek feedback from patients undergoing treatment at various government hospitals to ensure better healthcare to people,” Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Kishore Das said.

As part of the initiative, Das said teams will be formed under the supervision of health secretary who will have telephonic conversation with patients and take their feedback about health services provided to them in hospitals.The outreach programme will be initially implemented in all the district headquarter hospitals, he said.

The minister said the department has appointed a joint secretary-level officer to monitor the cleanliness of hospitals under Nirmal healthcare scheme. He said senior officers will conduct surprise checks at hospitals to verify if directions of the government are being implemented. (PTI)

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