Bhubaneswar: Aiming to deliver better health-care services in the State, the Odisha government today signed four Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with different organisations.
The MoUs were signed with Glocal Healthcare System Private Limited, Kolkata, Centre for Stem Cell Research, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Narayan Hrudayalaya and L V Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar.
“I am happy to announce that today the State government, through the Health & Family Welfare Department, signing four MoUs with the institutions of national repute for delivery of quality healthcare services for the people of Odisha,” Chief Minister Naveen patnaik, who attended the MoU signing ceremony here, said.
The Kolkota-based Glocal Health Care System Private Limited along with the state government will implement the digital dispensary project in 14 locations of tribal dominated Nabarangpur district in the first phase.
These locations are Badamasigan, Benora, Binjhili, Majhihdhanua, Kaudola, Kosakonga, Sanabarali, Badatemra, Chakalapadar, Telonadigam, Manchagram, Dhodipani, Ghodakhunta and Jhadbandhguda.
This programme will be later extended to another 11 locations in the district basing on the outcome.
The digital dispensary centres will function as an OPD with virtual consultation with doctors through video and facility for basic laboratory test and medication dispensing, to deliver quality primary healthcare free of cost to the patients. The State government has made an allocation of Rs 4 crore per annum for this project.
The second MoU was signed with Centre for Stem Cell Research, Christian Medical College, Vellore for better detection and treatment of Thalassemia, Sickle Cell and Anemia. This will help reduce major Haemoglobinopathy disorder through screening, counselling, pre-natal diagnosis with appropriate technology and possible curative options.
In order to provide faster and better access to children detected with different heart disease, the Odisha government entered into an MoU with Narayan Hrudayalaya. Under this, children suffering from congenital heart disease and rheumatic heart disease can receive required surgery through Naraya Hrudayalaya.
The city-based L V Prasad Eye Institute will provide specialised care to the needy children for treatment of congenital cataract and retinopathy of prematurity.
The MoU signing ceremony was attended by Health Minister Pratap Jena and other senior officials of Health department among others.