Bhubaneswar, May 28 UNI | 2 months ago

The Odisha government has prepared a three year strategic prospective plan to expedite steps for development of grass root health infrastructure in a bid to provide quality health care in the State.

As many as 8367 health institutions have been included in the action plan with 19284 number of new construction and renovation work projects with an estimated cost of Rs 3300 crores spread over 3 successive financial years from 2014-15.

Director National Health Mission (NHM), Odisha Ms Roopa Mishra said the perspective plan was worked out in the meeting held here today chaired by Chief Secretary J K Mohapatra where necessary administrative decisions were taken to fasten the process of implementation.

The collectors, she said, have been authorised to accord administrative approval to all NHM civil work plan and designs. The Chief Secretary 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 and prepare integrated building designs including all civil, electric and internal sanitation works so that the buildings will be completed in one go.

Official sources said 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. Provision of 24x7 piped water supply and dedicated power in hospitals, construction and upgradation of Auxiliary Nurse and Midwifery Training Center (ANMC) General Nurse and Midwifery Training Center (GNMTC) have also been included in the perspective plan.

(Posted on 28-05-2014)