Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 10:
The Odisha government has decided to make the newly formed Odisha State Medical Corporation (OSMC), a paperless office.
The entire office work of the corporation would be done through e-governance by a small-sized staff.
This was discussed at length in a high level meeting presided over by chief secretary JK Mohapatra at the State Secretariat here on Friday.
It was decided in the meeting that the Corporation will keep the medicine stocks earmarked for the three premiere government medical colleges and hospitals, Institute of Mental Health, Acharya Harihar Cancer Research Institute, Capital Hospital, Rourkela Government Hospital, 30 district headquarters hospital, Community Health Centres (CHCs) and Primary Health Centres (PHCs) at the medicine godowns inside its premises.
The Corporation would be in charge of providing medicines free of cost to the patients in all government hospitals.
“The Corporation, formed in line with the pattern adopted by the Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan governments, will have its new office building construction of which would be completed by the end of May this year”, Health and Family Welfare secretary Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra told reporters after the meeting.
He said the state government has formed a board of the Corporation and appointed R Purnalingam, former Health secretary of Tamil Nadu government, as its director who had played a major role in the success of the Corporation during his stint.
Mohapatra also informed that selection of the staff for the Corporation is underway.
Among others, Development Commissioner I Srinivas, managing director of the corporation Rupa Mishra and senior officials of the concerned departments were present at the meeting.