18-Member Central Team In Odisha To Review Health Schemes In 2 Districts

17 October 2019


Bhubaneswar: An 18-member team of the Union Health & Family Welfare Ministry led by Himanshu Bhushan has arrived in Bhubaneswar on Thursday to review implementation of various health schemes of the State in two tribal-dominated districts.

The team will be divided into two groups and visit Kandhamal and Mayurbhanj district. While a team led by Bhushan will visit Kandhamal, the other team led by Arun Kumar will visit Mayurbhanj district.

During the visit the team would study the health of mother and child, family welfare programmes, programmes on communicable and non-communicable diseases, human resources and various steps taken to strengthen the health care system in the state.

The team would also see how various successful schemes of the state can be implemented in other states. Besides, they will give suggestions on the sectors that need improvement.

As per the schedule, after visiting the districts on October 18, 19 and 20, the team will hold discussions with the respective District Collector and Health Officer on October 21.

It will return to Bhubaneswar on October 22 and will hold discussion with top officials of the health department on October 23 before leaving for New Delhi.

After their arrival today, Health and Family Welfare Secretary P K Meherda apprised the team about various reform initiatives of the State Government including Mo Sarkar and 5T along with the State Health Policy and Vision for 2025.

Besides, National Health Mission Director Shalini Pandit briefed on Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana, free transportation of pregnant women, free diagnosis, blood donation programmes under the Niramaya scheme.