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Odisha government in the process of formulating a State Health Policy and Vision for 2025

Bhubaneswar: 20/6/19:With the Odisha government in the process of formulating a State Health Policy and Vision for 2025, chief district medical officers have been asked to collect suggestions from the people, a senior minister has said.

Feedback and suggestions are required from the people, especially from the grassroot level, to provide quality health service to all, state Health and Family Welfare minister Naba Das said.

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 said, while addressing a conference of chief district medical officers here on Wednesday.

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 health care,” the minister said.

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.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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