22 January 2020
Cuttack: In continuation with his surprise visits to take stock of healthcare system Secretary Transformation and Initiatives (5T) VK Pandian today inspected the upcoming infrastructure development of SCB Medical College and Hospital here.
Today early morning, the senior IAS officer with his team consisting of Departmental Secretaries of Housing and Urban Development G. Mathi Vathanan, Water Resources Surendra Kumar, and Works Krishan Kumar with Cuttack RDC, Cuttack Collector, DCP (Cuttack) had a review and site visit for freeing 25 acres of land for impending expansion of SCB; which is expected to be completed by February end.
The team also reviewed the sites on Mahanadi Patha which are about to be reclaimed, informed Cuttack Collector Bhabani Shankar Chayani.
There are also plans for construction of a three-lane road on both sides of Talatanda canal for a stretch of 2 kilometres which will be adjoining State’s premier hospital. Some quarters of SCB will also be shifted for this purpose so that the work can begin in March.
Water Resources offices and quarters, Skill Development offices and Fisheries quarters and offices will be shifted before February 28th for the work to begin. Led by 5T Secretary VK Pandian, the team also held a meeting at the Maritime Museum here.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will pay a visit to the silver city tomorrow to survey the blueprint of the development plan. Once it is given a final okay the plan will be put to action.
The prime purpose of today’s visit was to ensure that the patients visiting SCB receive top-notch service with dignity they deserve, which basically encompasses the basic objective of the ‘Mo Sarkar’ programme.
'Mo Sarkar' can be dubbed as one of the most ambitious initiatives launched by the Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik. Under its ambit, the common man has been empowered to report negligence, dereliction in duty and unsavoury attitude of Government employees directly to the Chief Minister, Ministers and Department Heads.