Odisha govt attaches top priority to health sector: CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday reviewed the existing infrastructure on health system in the state and added that the government’s top priority is health sector.

The Chief Minister reviewed the progress of work in nine newly-built medical colleges apart from getting the first-hand report on the functioning of five new district headquarters hospitals and six others.

The review meeting also discussed about the Cardiac Care hospital in Jharsuguda, Sishu Bhavan, Multi Utility complex for PG students, Acharya Harihar Cancer hospital, Capital hospital and Bargarh Cancer hospital.

The meeting also took up the matters relating to the appointment of professors in the newly opened medical colleges, filling up vacancies in periphery hospitals and health workers. It was also decided that the OPSC notification will be shortly out for filling up 2000 posts of dentists.

The Chief Minister stressed that the common man must get the facility of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana. The review meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Development Commissioner Pradip Jena, Additional Chief Secretary, Health P K Mohapatra, Principal Secretary Finance Ashok Meena, CM’s 5T Secretary V K Pandian and PWD Secretary Kishan Kumar.