New health policy will ensure free healthcare services to each in the state
Government of Odisha is in the process of formulating a State Health Policy and Vision for 2025. Chief district medical officers have been asked to collect suggestions from people, a senior minister said.
“Feedback and suggestions are required from the people, especially from the grassroot level, to provide quality health service to all,” said Naba Das, Health and Family Welfare Minister, Odisha. The new health policy will also ensure free healthcare services to each in the state. No one will be deprived of free treatment as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has stressed for ‘Health Care For All,’ Das further added, while addressing a conference of chief district medical officers in Bhubaneshwar recently.
Das asked the CDMOs to prepare a 100-days action plan for ensuring quality health service to all.
“The focus has shifted from fragmented service delivery approach to comprehensive and determined method for quality healthcare,” Das added. Efforts are on to make Odisha a surplus state in the field of doctors and paramedics, he said. On the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY), Das said, 70 lakh families are covered under this flagship programme.