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Odisha ranked second in AMRUT, OPD services

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha has been ranked second among all states of the country in implementation of the projects under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and achieving maximum improvement in OPD services in public health facilities.

Odisha, which was also placed among top three states in 2015-16 and 2016-17, has received an incentive award of Rs 41.66 crore, said Mission Director of AMRUT, Prem Kumar Jha.

Sources said, a total of 191 projects in the state, including 130 water supply, 13 septage and 48 park projects, have been taken up under AMRUT scheme.

On the other hand, Odisha was awarded at the fifth National Summit on ‘Good, replicable practices and innovations in public healthcare systems in India’ at Kaziranga in Assam for securing second position in the country in OPD services.

Union Health and Family Welfare Minister JP Nadda presented a certificate to Special Secretary of Odisha Health Department, Dr. BK Brahma at the event. Odisha shared the second rank with Gujarat and Karnataka.