10 October 2019
Bhubaneswar: Secretary to Chief Minister, Transformation and Initiatives (5T), VK Pandian on Thursday toured three districts to assess the status of Government healthcare facilities. Pandian, accompanied by National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) Director Shalini Pandit visited different wards of the district headquarters hospitals in Rayagada, Nuapada and Kalahandi.
They interacted with the patients and their relatives at the hospital and enquired about the facilities. The senior official-duo held brief meetings with district administration officials and doctors during the tour. The visit was a part of ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on October 2.
The senior officials are touring Government-run healthcare institutions to get grassroots-level feedback from the beneficiaries. On Wednesday, Pandian, Pandit and Finance Secretary Ashok Meena were on a tour to Koraput, Nabarangpur and Malkangiri with the same mission.
'Mo Sarkar' is an initiative of the State Government to ensure transparency in governance. Under the new initiative, the Chief Minister and other ministers will call common citizens to seek their feedback on the kind of response and service they received when they visited the government facilities.