Govt Making Consistent Efforts To Provide Affordable Quality Healthcare Services, Says Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is making all making consistent efforts to provide affordable quality health services to the people, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday. He was speaking at the orientation programme for the newly recruited doctors and paramedics for Employees State Insurance (ESI) Hospitals and Dispensaries here.

The state has recruited 55 new doctors and 59 paramedics for ESI Hospitals.

Joining the programme on virtual platform, Naveen said it is a huge step in strengthening our healthcare delivery system, particularly for all the 8 lakh insured persons.

The Chief Minister the government is fully committed to making desirable policy provisions to attract and retain human resources for healthcare in the tribal districts through financial and non-financial incentives to doctors working in the KBK and remote areas.

He hoped that the ESI Hospitals and Dispensaries would function as a major public healthcare provider catering to the special needs of the insured persons working in different regions of the state.

Speaking that 5T and ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiatives are directed to transform governance and empower people, the Chief Minister informed that as per the feedback received, over 92 per cent patients are satisfied on the healthcare services at public health facilities.

Joining the programme, Minister for RD, Labour & ESI Sushant Singh said CM has given approval for opening 4 more ESI hospitals and 12 dispensaries.

with increasing industrialisation, new workforces are being created and they will be benefited by the ESI health insurance system, said Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra.

Principal Secretary Chitra Arumugam and Director, ESI also spoke.

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