After Schools, Odisha Govt Set To Transform Hospitals Under 5T Initiative

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government will launch 5T initiative in all district headquarters hospitals (DHHs), Rourkela Government Hospital and Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar to transform and strengthen health care facilities in the first phase this year.

This apart, each Assembly constituency will also have one health facility identified for 5T transformation in the first phase between January and October, 2023 as part of the state government’s ‘Ama Hospital’ programme.

“All district headquarter hospitals, Rourkela Government Hospital and Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar will be covered under 5T transformation,” Health and Family Welfare Secretary Shalini Pandit said in a communication to all district Collectors.

In the Assembly constituencies where DHHs, RGH or Capital Hospital are not located, selection of health facilities will be done.

First Referral Units (FRUs) located in the Assembly constituency will be given priority for transformation. However, where the civil structure of the FRU requires major repair and is not in a fit condition to undertake transformation in 2023, an alternative health facility in sub-divisional hospital (SDH) or community health centre (CHC) may be selected for the purpose, she said.

Where no FRU is available, preference will be given to the highest case load health facility in the area. Buildings that require very high expenditure or civil works should not be undertaken for 5T transformation in the first phase, to the extend possible, she said.

Health facilities that do not have robust patient footfall should not be undertaken for the 5T transformation, to the extent possible.

The district collectors have been requested to submit their final list of selected health facilities within five days to the Mission Director, National Health Mission.

It may be recalled that the Health Secretary on January 4 this year had written to all collectors about the decision to implement ‘Ama Hospital’ programme under 5T initiative to transform and strengthen the health centres across the state.

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