Govt of Odisha accelerated development steps of grass root health infrastructure

Bhubaneswar, 28 May-2014: In another bid to provide quality health care in the State, Govt. has expedited steps for development of grass root health infrastructure.

Govt of Odisha accelerated development steps of grass root health infrastructure

Govt of Odisha accelerated development steps of grass root health infrastructure

A strategic perspective plan for the purpose has been prepared and put to action in a high level meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Sri Jugal Kishore Mohapatra in secretariat conference hall today wherein Principal Secretary Health & Family Welfare Sri P.K. Mohapatra outlined the issues for discussion.

The Director National Health Mission ( NHM), Odisha Ms. Roopa Mishra presented the perspective plan for discussion. A three year perspective plan was worked out in the meeting and necessary administrative decisions were taken to fasten the process of implementation.

The collectors have been authorized to accord administrative approval to all NHM civil work plan and designs. Chief Secretary Sri Mohapatra has advised to prepare the green architectural designs of the health institutions focusing on minimal use of energy and recycling techniques. The works department has been advised to strengthen its architectural wing and empanel the architects for quick preparation of plan and designs. Chief Secretary Sri has also instructed the Works departments to prepare integrated building designs including all civil, electric and internal sanitation works so that the buildings will be completed in one go and can be put to use just after the completion of the construction. The Public Health department has been asked to make all necessary external water and sanitation connection plan for health institutions well in advance.

The perspective development plan has been prepared for development of health infrastructure from Sub Center level to District head quarter. Decisions have been taken for saturation of the construction of all sub center buildings by 2017, saturation of the construction of all PHC buildings, establishment of high end critical care units like Sick Newborn Care Unit ( SNCU), New Born Stabilization Unit( NBSU) , New Born Care Corner ( NBCC) at all delivery point hospitals., construction of accommodation for health staff , establishment of clean and proper nutrition care facility at different delivery point health institutions and Nutrition Rehabilitation Centers ( NRC). Strengthening of vaccine centers at State, district and sub-divisions, construction of drug warehouses, provision of 24×7 piped water supply and dedicated electric in hospitals, construction and upgradation of Auxiliary Nurse & Midwifery Training Center ( ANMC) General Nurse & Midwifery Training Center ( GNMTC) have also been included in the perspective plan. Available data shows a total number of 8367 health institutions have been included in the action plan with 19284 number of new construction and renovation work projects budgeted around 3300 crs spread over 3 successive financial years from 2014-15. Chief Secretary Sri Mohapatra has directed to make all district hospitals fully equipped and functional with adequate nursing staff.

Secretary Works Sri Nalinikanta Pradhan along with senior officers and engineers from the departments of Works, Finance and National Health Mission participated in discussions.

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