Series Of Healthcare Projects Announced Based On ‘Mo Sarkar’ Feedback

On the eve of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, CM Naveen Patnaik launched the ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative that would focus on getting feedback on the governance in the state. Ten days later, Patnaik has announced healthcare projects worth more than Rs 400 crore based on patients’ advice.

This decision came after the chief minister and senior officers made phone calls to people attending hospitals and police stations and gathered their feedback on the services. “In the last ten days, I have made 120 phone calls and the response has been overwhelming,” Naveen told reporters. The government officers, Team Mo Sarkar, also ministered numerous hospitals to evaluate the ground situation and gathered firsthand feedback.

To improve the healthcare system, a slew of healthcare projects have been announced for Malkangiri, Koraput and Nabarangpur districts.

The approved projects include increasing the number of beds at Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital, Koraput, from 300 to 700. “Detailed planning has been done for a composite hospital with 500 beds. In 24 months, it will be enhanced to 700,” a statement issued by the CM’s office said.

Patnaik has also issued an order to increase beds at Malkangiri (from 125 to 200), Nabarangpur (136 to 200) and Koraput district (188 to 250).

Additionally, the CM has also announced a 200-bed new hospital building for Nabarangpur. Notably, Patnaik’s private secretary V K Pandian along with other senior bureaucrats had visited these districts on October 9. The officers have inspected 15 more districts since then.

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