Taking healthcare to new heights


Bhubaneswar, November 5, 2017: Odisha Government on Tuesday
signed four memorandum of understandings (MoUs) with four most reputed
healthcare institutes in order to facilitate advanced healthcare services to
the people of the State.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik presided over signing of MoUs
between Health and Family Welfare Department and four top health institutions
of the country to bring best quality healthcare services to the people of the State.
The institutions include Glocal Healthcare Systems Pvt Ltd, Kolkata, Christian
Medical College, Vellore, Narayana Hrudayalaya and LV Prasad Eye Hospital
In partnership with Glocal Health Care Systems, Kolkata, the
State Government will launch a Digital Dispensary project to ensure quality
healthcare services free of cost to people in the hinterlands and hard to reach
areas of Nabrangpur district. In the first phase, dispensaries will be opened
at 14 places and subsequently extended to 11 other locations. Digital
dispensaries with OPDs will function with virtual consultation with
specialists, to deliver primary healthcare free of cost. The State Government
has allocated Rs 4 crore per year for the project.
Centre for Stem Cell Research, Christian Medical College,
Vellore, will help in detection and treatment of high prevalence blood diseases
like sickle cell anemia and thalassemia.
The partnerships with Narayana Hrudayalaya and LV Prasad Eye
Institute will ensure faster and easy access to specialised surgeries and
treatment for congenital or serious heart and eye diseases in children.
“This partnership will benefit a large number of ailing
people in our state and propel our Mission –Best Quality Healthcare For All,”
said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

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