Bhubaneswar: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was inked between Odisha Government and Prashanti Medical Services and Research Foundation, Rajkot in Gujarat for treatment of poor patients with cardiac ailments here on Sunday.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that the endeavor will bring smiles on faces of many, especially children with heart disorders.
As per the MoU the State Government will bear all the travel expenses of the heart patients.
An app named ‘Dil without Bill’ was also launched on the occasion through which people can upload their medical report and send it to us. Within 72 hours, the patients will receive guidance and thet will be guided about their future course of treatment without coming all the way to the health camp.
Attending the health camp organised by the Foundation, the Chief Minister appreciated the social outreach through the camp and that the poor patients screened at the camp were to be operated upon free of cost at Sri Sathya Sai Heart Hospital at Rajkot.
Highlighting steps taken to strengthen cardiac care in the state, he spoke about about upcoming specialized cardiac care hospital in Jharsuguda, special cardiac care units in Government medical colleges and empanelment of super-specialty hospitals in private sector for cashless treatment through Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana.
About 13,500 cardiac patients in the state have been provided cashless treatment under Odisha State Treatment Fund. Orissa High Court Chief Justice KS Jhaveri also attended the event.