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Odisha CM urged to newly recruited Assistant Professors to have a human touch while treating patients

Bhubaneswar: 18/11/23: Attending the orientation programme for 102 newly recruited Assistant Professors, who joined the Odisha Medical Education Service, CM Naveen Patnaik urged them to have a human touch while treating patients. CM said this profession demands commitment and added that they need to create confidence among the patients and their relatives. CM added that along with professional skills, a human touch in their approach can do wonders.

Mentioning that Govt’s vision of happiness for people is “Sustha Odisha, Sukhi Odisha”, CM emphasized, ‘Every Life is Precious’. Highlighting the State’s initiatives in healthcare, CM added that Govt is committed to providing universal access to quality healthcare & bringing down the expenses of the people. Under BijuSwasthyaKalyanYojana, Govt bears the entire cost of health services for all at State Govt Hospitals. CM underscored that it is the responsibility of Govt to see that patients get quality care at State-run Medical Colleges and hospitals.

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CM continued that Govt is building new, modern health infrastructure for providing quality healthcare in public health facilities. He pointed out that AmaHospital for the transformation of public health facilities and establishment of new Medical Colleges and Hospitals are some of Govt’s major active initiatives.

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CM added that Odisha is moving towards self-sufficiency in meeting the need for doctors and specialists. While Odisha was producing only 321 MBBS doctors and 254 specialists per year in 2000, now it produces 2525 MBBS doctors and 856 specialists annually, and these numbers are increasing each year. CM hoped the young professors would follow transformative 5T principles in their careers and wished them a bright future ahead.

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