23 January 2019
Bhubaneswar: Urological problems are very common these days and are on the rise all over the world. The science of urology has made rapid strides in recent times, thereby making the diagnostic and treatment services more widely available and affordable, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said.
Inaugurating the 52nd Annual Conference of Urology Society of India here on Wednesday Naveen said that the State Government is committed to develop modern treatment facilities for urological ailments at par with international standards.
"Our kidney transplant programme, for the last six years, has benefitted a large number of patients completely free of cost. Apart from this, the State Government is providing free treatment for all other urological procedures. Under the SAHAY scheme, free dialysis service is being provided to the patients for over a year," he said.
The Chief Minister added, "24 number of Government hospitals are currently providing this service in the State and more number of hospitals are being equipped for this purpose. Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana has further helped the poor people with availability of cashless health services."
"We are taking steps to provide state-of-the-art treatment services to the people. Keeping in pace with the technological advancements in surgery, my Government has decided to install Robotic Surgical facility for Urology Department at SCB Medical College and Hospital in next six months," said Naveen.