Bhubaneswar, 19/12/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated four new health service schemes at state secretariat here on Tuesday.
Stating that the state government has decided to provide identified diagnostic services for free of cost to patients in the public health facilities of the state from January 1, 2018 under NIDAAN scheme, the Chief Minister said, “Additional diagnostic services such as High-End
Pathology tests, Digital X-Ray, CT Scan and MRI will also be provided free of cost in government facilities in PPP mode by March, 2018.”
Besides, the second scheme SAHAY aims to provide free dialysis service to the patients in public health facilities from January 1, 2018. A total of 127 dialysis machines will be installed in PPP mode at 25 district headquarters hospitals and one at Community Health Centre (CHC) Narsinghpur of Cuttack district by March 2018.The government has made a budgetary provision of about Rs 600 crore over 5 years to provide free diagnostic and dialysis services in the state, the CM said.
“For quality healthcare in urban area, the government is providing additional services in urban clinics under AMA clinic. This service includes fixed day specialist services in Obstetrics and Gynaeology, Paediatrics, Medicine and Geriatrics, Eye-Care, Physiotherapy and Psychiatric services. Urban population of over 45 lakh in 27 cities/towns will be benefited under this programme. Apart from that, the state government has also decided to provide ANMOL Tablet computers to all ANMs. ANMOL will help in providing real time service to the beneficiaries, especially pregnant women, mothers and new-borns
in the state”, Naveen added.