Bhubaneswar:9/5/23: Odisha Health and Family Welfare Department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Health System Transformation Platform (HSTP) for strengthening and carrying forward the process of transformation in health services.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary Health and Family Welfare Smt. Shalini Pandit said, “Odisha is making rapid advances in providing universal health coverage to its entire population”. HSTP, an “Indian not-for-profit organization that aims to be an enabler of system changes” in the Indian health sector. The organization will collaborate with the Department of for augmenting the health and wellbeing outcomes of the people in Odisha.
Available report shows that the principal contours of collaboration includes strengthening the implementation of the Biju Swasthya KalyanYojana, improving competencies of public healthcare providers, improving access to medicines at primary health facilities, leadership development programs, developing long-term investment plans for the health sector, digital and other areas. Focus will be on health systems design, strategy, research, and optimising utilisation of resources.
This partnership will also create evidence synthesis, and develop conceptual prototypes/models, documentation of learnings from the best practices and innovations. The outcome can lead to scalable and sustainable models for Odisha and other States in India. HSTP, who also work in other states, will carry the learnings from interventions in Odisha to other states facilitating inter-state sharing of learning.
The MoU was signed by Director Public Health Dr.Niranjan Mishra on behalf of State Govt. and Dr. Rajiv Sadanandan, Chief Executive Officer of HSTP in presence of Secretary Health and Family Welfare Smt. Pandit. Detail information about the health system strengthening and transformation if available in sites- https: // health.odisha.gov.in and https: // www.hstp.org.in