Bhubaneswar: Based on feedback from Mo Sarkar (My Government) portal and reports from district visits by senior officials, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced major initiatives for enhancing healthcare facilities in six districts – Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Kendrapara, Balangir and Subarnapur.
Financial assistance of Rs 15 lakh each for district headquarters hospitals (DHHs) in five districts and Medical College and Hospital (MCH) in Bolangir from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) has been announced along with Rs 10 lakh assistance to the SPs in the districts for promoting blood donation drives.
Rest sheds will come up in the DHHs for attendants accompanying patients.
Sambalpur DHH will be developed as Satellite Centre of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR), Burla for special treatment while major facilities like OPD and 50 additional beds will be made available for the Mother and Child Care unit.
Similarly, the number of beds at the Deogarh DHH will be increased from 60 to 200. The beds at the Angul and Kendrapara DHHs will be increased from 192 to 300 and 175 to 200, respectively.
Further, the Chief Minister announced expansion of the Dialysis Unit and modernization of the ICU in Angul and addition of two ambulances and one Mahaparayan vehicle at Kendrapara.
Construction of a 200-bedded, seven-storied new hospital building in Subarnapur DHH to start in a month and facilities like Ultrasound, Bilirubinometer etc will be added for quality healthcare, announced the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister also said that construction of Santha Bhima Bhoi MCH in Balangir will be completed within 24 months.