01 November 2019
Sambalpur: Secretary Transformation and Initiatives (5T) VK Pandian continued with his surprise visits to districts to take stock of the healthcare system in the district headquarters hospitals (DHHs).
The senior IAS officer accompanied by Development Commissioner Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, and Health Secretary Pramod Meherda today visited the district headquarters hospital here to take stock of the implementation of 5T under the 'Mo Sarkar' initiative.
The three senior IAS officers who arrived here at around 2 pm first visited the Maternity and Child Health (MCH) Centre of the hospital. The officers interacted with the patients and their relatives.
At that time a patient was undergoing the procedure for blood transfusion and Pandian enquired from a patient's relative whether they had got it free or they had got it from outside.
He also enquired from patients and their attendants about the treatment being provided and food served to patients.
After holding a meeting with the doctors of the hospital and other authorities, 5T Secretary and other members of the team visited the Male Surgery ward and Specialized Out Patient Department (OPD). The team visited the Niramaya dispensary and enquired from patients about its functioning and problems faced by them if any.
"Development Commissioner, 5T Secretary, and Health & Family Welfare Secretary today visited here. During the visit, they spoke to 3-4 patients. They enquired from patients whether anyone had taken bribe from them in the hospital. They further enquired whether they were getting medicines, pathological and other investigations for free or not. They asked patients about the food served in the hospital. They later visited different wards,” informed Subham Saxena, Collector Sambalpur.
“They had a meeting with the doctors based on the feedback from the patients. We told them for increasing the bed strength in the hospital and for construction of an attendant shed at the MCH," he added.