Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced several measures for four hospitals based on feedbacks received from people during the visit of officials to various districts as part of the Mo Sarkar initiative.
While the bed capacity at the Malkangiri district headquarters hospital (DHH) will be increased to 200, an attendant rest shed and doctors’ accommodation and transit home will be constructed in the DHH. Patnaik also announced that bus service will be available from Motu to Malkangiri every day.
Patnaik informed that a composite hospital with 500 beds will come up at the Koraput college and in 24 months it will be enhanced to 700. An attendant rest shed will come up in the present campus as an interim measures while staff quarters and transit home will also be built in the composite campus. Five ambulances and three Mahaprayana vehicles will be provided to the Koraput medical college, said Patnaik.
Similarly, bed strength at Koraput DHH will be increased to 250 and a new ward above the existing building will be constructed. Staff quarters and attendants’ rest shed will come up at the DHH. Two ambulances will be provided to the DHH, said the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister further said that the bed strength at Nabarangpur DHH will be increased to 200. This apart, a 200-beded new hospital building and attendants’ rest shed will also come up in the DHH. The DHH will also be provided with three ambulances and three Mahaparayan vehicles.
Patnaik said that he has already made 120 phone calls under Mo Sarkar since it was launched on October 2 and the response has been encouraging.