Odisha government to set up central monitoring cell on healthcare

The State Government has decided to set up a central monitoring cell to keep healthcare delivery mechanism under surveillance and expedite infrastructural development.

Published: 29th July 2017 08:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th July 2017 12:15 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: THE State Government has decided to set up a central monitoring cell to keep healthcare delivery mechanism under surveillance and expedite infrastructural development.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena said four squads will be formed soon and they will make surprise visits to different districts to keep a tab on negligence and corruption during healthcare delivery.

“The squads will visit state-run health facilities starting from the sub-centres to district headquarters hospitals and find out how schemes are being implemented and whether the beneficiaries are facing any difficulty while availing their entitlements,” he said.
The monitoring cell will collect information from different districts and initiate measures to resolve issues, if any. The Health and Family Welfare Department has also entrusted district-wise nodal officers for district visits.

Jena said, directors of different directorates under the Health Department would visit three districts every month and spend 10 days at the place. The nodal officers will visit two districts a month.  Similarly, the Chief District Medical Officers (CDMOs) will review two Community Health Centres (CHCs), two Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and four sub-centres every week besides touring four villages to get a pulse of people on healthcare schemes.
“We have prepared a check list which will be strictly followed by the visiting officials. Hope this will help develop a robust monitoring mechanism to provide people better healthcare facilities,” the Minister added.

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