Bhubaneswar:23/10/19 The Common Review Mission (CRM) team of National Health Mission (NHM) has observed that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s initiative on 5Ts will enhance the quality of health services in the state.
The Central team headed by Dr Himashu Bhushan has been touring different regions of Kandhamal and Mayurbhanj districts of the state since October 17. The team has visited a number of hospitals and dispensaries in these districts to apprise itself of the ground realities at the grassroots level of the state as far as health services are concerned.
Apart from visiting hospitals, they also visited health wellness centres and Anganwadi Kendras to take stock of the situation in view of the Odisha government’s initiation of 5Ts in the sector.
Members of the Central team interacted with the patients at hospitals, primary health centres and other health care facility centres of the state government to know for themselves how the 5Ts introduced by Naveen government has done miracles in the health sector.
Health and Family Welfare commissioner-cum-secretary Dr Pramod Kumar Meherdha said the government has taken note of the suggestions made by the team to make the health care measures more effective. Director, NHM, Shalini Pandit said the suggestions given by the Central team will be taken care of for the betterment of healthcare facilities in the state.
Other officials present during the interaction of the Central team were Odisha State Medical Corporation MD Yamini Sarangi, Joint secretary Guha Punam Tapas Kumar and special secretary Dr Haraprasad Patnaik.