Odisha: Healthcare For All Mission Of State Govt On Track

27 August 2019

Debashish Maharana

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Bhubaneswar: The Health and Family Welfare Department has instructed officials and doctors to streamline health services across the State to achieve the objective of 'Mo Sarkar' programme which is scheduled to be launched on October 2.

At a high level meeting here on Tuesday, H and FW Minister Naba Kishore Das directed officials to make healthcare services more people-centric and seek feedback from patients undergoing treatment at various government hospitals to ensure better healthcare to people.

"We have been working towards providing better and accessible healthcare facilities to people across the State. The Department's machinary is prepared and dedicated to achieve Chief Minister's target of Healthcare for all by 2025," said Das.

The Minister added that in today's meeting, he took a feedback on the newly introduced facilities at various Government hospitals for cancer patients and other serious ailments related to kidney and liver.

The State Government has also appointed advisors to the Health Department to achieve the Healthcare for all objective. Dr K Srikant Reddy, one of the advisors said that the policies and programmes of the Odisha Government are fit for the aforementioned target.

"We discussed on strengthening healthcare facilities and infrastructure in coastal and tribal areas of the State," he added.

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Naba Kishore Das, Health Minister, Odisha

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Dr K Srikant Reddy, Adviser, Health Department, Odisha