Odisha CM launches 3 new health programmes

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Odisha CM launches 3 new health programmes Bhubaneswar: In a bid to further improve healthcare delivery in the state, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday launched three new programmes.

Patnaik launched the three new programmes – namely SAMPURNA scheme, ASHA KALYAN YOJANA and NHM Employees’ Welfare Fund – at the state Secretariat.

The SAMPURNA scheme was launched for the pregnant women in inaccessible areas of the state while the ASHA KALYAN YOJANA is for the well being of the ASHA health workers.

Under the SAMPURNA scheme, each pregnant woman, whom the 108 or 102 ambulances cannot reach, would be given Rs 1000 so that they won’t be carried by their kin through different means. The money will be directly transferred to the account of the pregnant ladies.

Around 60,000 pregnant women of 6853 villages of the state will be benefitted through the new scheme.

The CM also launched the ASHA KALYAN YOJANA for the wellbeing of the 47,000 ASHA health workers. Under the scheme, each health worker will be entitled to get a monthly incentive of Rs 1000 each. There will be provision of an one time honoranium of Rs 10,000 to a serving Asha worker on attaining the age of 60 years, provision for compensation of Rs 1 lakh for death, enhanced compensation for permanent disability up to Rs 1 lakh and support under Asha Education Programme.

The other programme which was launched by Naveen was the NHM Employees’ Welfare Fund. This programme provides for compensation of up to Rs 6 lakh for death or permanent disability above 80%, and compensation up to Rs 2.5 lakh for partial disability. It will also provides for reimbursement of the cost of medical expenses up to Rs 3 lakh a year for critical health condition.

This apart, the Chief Minster dedicated 300 sub centres, 4 mother and child health buildings, 11 primary health care (PHC) buildings and 3 PHC (Urban) buildings to the people of the state through video conference.

Moreover, Patnaik declared that the state government is going to set up 10-bedded Day Care Centres for diagnosis and treatment of blood related diseases at Balasore DHH, Kandhamal DHH and Rourkela Government Hospital in the current fiscal year.

The Chief Minister also congratulated the Health Department as the Koraput DHH received National Quality Assurance Standard Certificate from the government of India. Koraput is the second government hospital in the country to receive this certification.

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