Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik asked CDMOs, doctors to ensure quality, free health services

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of “Mo Sarakar” programme implementation, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked CDMOs, doctors, DMs and SPs to ensure that all people get quality and free health services with good behaviour in hospitals.

Talking to them through videoconferencing, the Chief Minister said, “Health sector is the most prioritized sector. The Health Budget has been increased from Rs 524 crore in 2000 to Rs 7,000 crore this year. The number of medical colleges has also increased from three to seven and it would be 12 soon. All these are running with people’s money. Thus, people are real owners of all these. Our duty is to provide treatment and medicine free of cost and with good behavour.”

He asked CDMOs to take steps to stop Dalals from cheating patients. He advised SPs to help resolve this problem at hospitals.

Citing example of treatment provided to people who had fallen sick eating mango stone in 201 in Kashipur, the Chief Minister said people later narrated about good services provided to them then.

“We have many good doctors. Doctors will be promoted in advance if they do well. Otherwise, stringent punishment system will be there,” said the Chief Minister.

He said that he would directly talk patients about treatment provided to them at hospitals after “Mo Sarkar” programme is executed on coming Gandhi Jayanti on October 2.

Health and Family Minister Naba Kishore Das said all efforts would be made to make the “Mo Sarakar” programme a grand success in the health sector.

Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy said priority will be given for promotion of good perfoming doctors under the “Mo Sarakar” proramme. 5-T Secretary VK Pandian said doctors should provide quality

healthcare to all to translate the Chief Minister’s “Sushtha Odisha Sukhi Odisha” vision into a reality. He adivesed all concerned to make Blood Bank, ambulance and dialysis services free of Dalals in 15 days’ time.

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