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Government of Odisha plans on investing Rs 1,062 crore on health infrastructure

-By ArdorComm News Network

The state government has allocated Rs 1,062 crore for the development of the healthcare infrastructure. In addition to upgrading primary and community health services, the approved works also included new construction at district headquarters hospitals (DHH) and sub-divisional hospitals.

The letter sent to all chief district medical and public health officers stated, “The health and family welfare department has approved action plan for construction of new buildings and maintenance and repair of existing health institutions for 2022-23 to the tune of Rs 1,062 crore for 863 number of works under the state sector of scheme — Mukhya Mantri Swasthya Seva Mission.”

Nine district headquarters hospitals would receive additional construction at a cost of around Rs 26.7 crore, according to the action plan. Similar to this, the department has set aside Rs 240 crore to construct sub-divisional hospitals (SDH) in accordance with Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS).

Six community health centres (CHCs) have been designated by the government as SDHs. The government would invest Rs 5,964 crore to develop new CHC buildings in accordance with IPHS norms, and Rs 355 crore to create primary health centres (PHC) and staff quarters.

PHC and CHC maintenance and repair will cost around Rs 46 crore, according to official sources. The government will spend Rs 580 crore on the development of Ayush hospitals.

The health secretary has directed all CDMPHOs to confirm the budgetary allocations from other sources for the same work or project, such as the National Health Mission Implementation Plan, PMAyushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission, Ama Hospital, District Mineral Funds, and Odisha Mineral Bearing Areas Development Corporation, and to make sure there isn’t any duplication of funding sources.

Additionally, the officers have been instructed to inform higher authorities of any site, land, or other obstructions to the execution of projects or works.

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