Naveen Stresses Quality Healthcare As 45 Medical Officers Join ESI Hospitals

Bhubaneswar: As many as 45 medical officers joined ESI hospitals and dispensaries at a “Nijukti Parba” held
at Lok Seva Bhawan in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said quality and free healthcare has been the fundamental feature of state’s healthcare delivery system. “Our policy is driven by our motto of “Sustha Odisha, Sukhi Odisha”. For me, every life is precious. Not a single person should be deprived of quality healthcare for lack of money. While the ESI hospitals are taking care of 8 lakh insured persons, Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana takes care of 80 lakh families,” he added.

The chief minister hoped that the ESI hospitals and dispensaries will be centres of expectation and confidence for the insured persons catering to their special needs. He also announced implementation of Dynamic Assured Career Progression and Diplomate of National Board benefits for ESI doctors at par with doctors of the Health department.

Hailing the role of doctors in the society, Naveen said they belong to one of the noblest professions in the world and people treat them as savior of their lives. He advised them to be professional and create reassurance among the patients and their relatives.

Labour & ESI Minister Sarada Prasad Nayak, Development Commissioner Anu Garg and Labour & ESI secretary RS Gopalan also attended the function. Director, ESI Ashok Kumar Panda was present.

It may be mentioned that 45 hospitals and 12 dispensaries are now providing health care facilities under Labour and ESI department. Steps are being taken to establish 5 more hospitals under the department, according to a release from CMO.

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