Mayurbhanj gets healthcare boost

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Baripada: Orissa government Friday said it has drawn a new road map to roll out mega health care services in tribal-dominated Mayurbhanj district.

As many as 329 difficult villages with inadequate health care facilities have already been identified in the district as part of plans to substantially improve health services, said state’s health minister Pratap Jena here.

The minister, who was on a visit here, said bike ambulance, normal ambulance as well as 108 and 102 ambulance services would be made operational to meet the health needs of the people in the district.

In addition, Rs 1,000 would be given as cash incentive to pregnant women and children up to the age of one year if they fail to get the emergency services for reaching the nearest health centres, Jena said.

To meet the acute shortage of doctors in the district, 35 doctors were being appointed shortly while rest of the vacancies would be filled with deployment of homoeopathic and ayurvedic doctors, he added.

A 50-bed mother-child hospital would also come up at Rairangpur sub-divisional hospital premises during the current financial year with an outlay of Rs 12 crore, the minister said adding that out of 20 community health centres in the district, eight centres would get a facelift with commissioning of new out-patient treatment complex at a cost of Rs 80 lakh each while four indoor complex at a cost of Rs 60 lakh each would be made functional, revealed the health minister.

Jena said quick steps would be taken for meeting the large scale vacancies of paramedical staff in the remote health centres of the district. 

 

 

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