Utkal Reporter Bureau
Bhubaneswar| june 3, 2015
Odisha government is all set to vigor up the health machinery in the state. As the state government took decision, there will come up a Health university, 30 budget Hospitals, up gradation of capital hospital and Niramaya service cover expansion.
In order to streamline medical education, Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik in the annual review meeting of the department of Health and family welfare, announced to establish a Health university in the state. Since a lot of Medical institutions are coming up now, “there should be a Health University” reasons health minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak.
The government also has decided to make avail Niramaya, the free medicine scheme in all government hospitals in the state by October this year. At present the free medicine scheme is active down to the district level hospitals. A toll free number will be activated to register public complaints on Niramaya.
Government will soon start works of the five medical colleges to be established in the state besides the capital Hospital in Bhubaneswaar will be upgraded to a Post Graduation Institute with the expense of Rs143crore. In addition the government sharing stake with private party will establish 30 low-cost hospitals in every district.
57 units of more ambulances will join the presently engaged 343 units in 102 ambulance service. The 108 ambulance service will also get 92 more units.