Odisha: CM inaugurates 73 Ama Hospitals, 5 dialysis centres

There is a huge change in the healthcare sector at government level.
Naveen Patnaik and VK Pandian.
Naveen Patnaik and VK Pandian.

BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday virtually inaugurated 73 Ama Hospitals in 15 districts and five dialysis centres at sub-division level.

The Ama Hospitals, transformed under government’s 5T Initiatives include five each in Bargarh and Kendrapara; seven in Sundargarh, four each in Sambalpur, Dhenkanal, Jagatsinghpur, Kalahandi, Nuapada and Rayagada; six in Keonjhar, two each in Malkangiri, Jharsuguda; nine in Mayurbhanj, highest 13 in Ganjam and three in Kandhamal district. Similarly, the dialysis centres were opened in sub-divisional hospitals at Karanjia in Mayurbhanj, Kuchinda in Sambalpur, Hinjilikatu in Ganjam, Khariar in Nuapada and Padampur in Bargarh district.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said,“Ama Hospital work was initiated on the basis of proposals received during the district visits of 5T chairman. There is a huge change in the healthcare sector at government level. Hospital infrastructure, patient amenities, service delivery have been improved and quality is ensured.”

The chief minister said that the government targets to cover 1,858 hospitals under the transformation drive in the next five years and a provision of over Rs 3,300 crore has been made in this regard. Transformation of 149 more hospitals is underway. To improve health services, 4,000 doctors and 3,700 nurses have been appointed in the last one year, he further said.

Among others, ministers Niranjan Pujari, Sarada Nayak, Sudam Marndi and several MLAs attended the programme which was coordinated by 5T chairman VK Pandian. The 5T chairman said the government has agreed to the demand of giving 5.8 acre land for development of the district headquarter hospital at Jagatsinghpur.

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