Naveen launches four new healthcare schemes in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday launched four new health care schemes on the occasion of World Health Day here.

The four schemes are NIRMAL, Sunetra, Sampurna Surakhya Kabacha and Sahaya.

“I am glad to announce the launching of NIRMAL, a new scheme to strengthen sanitation, security and other supportive services at Public Health Institutions; Sampurna Surakhy Kabacha, a scheme to provide mother and baby kits for all cases of institutional delivery; Sunetra programme to provide Free Universal Eye Healthcare to all; and Sahaya a scheme to provide free dialysis services,” said the Chief Minister.

The Chief Minister also announced the enhancement of daily allowance from Rs 50 to Rs 100 per day for the mothers of children admitted to Nutritional Rehabilitation Centres. This will benefit more than 5.5 lakh mothers and new-born annually.

He directed the Health and Family Welfare Department and the Collectors to closely monitor these initiatives to ensure that the benefits reach all the people of the State.

Patnaik said the State has achieved 85 percent immunisation in the State.

The Chief Minister said the State has also made excellent achievement in controlling Malaria through State’s own programme DAMAN resulting in the drastic decline in the incidents of Malaria and zero casualty due to malaria since October 2017.