Following is a report from the TNIE:
Setting timeline for different projects, Padhi asked the department to complete expansion of Sambalpur-Rourkela road by March and buildings of four medical colleges at Balangir, Balasore, Koraput and Baripada by June this year. Admission to the new medical colleges is expected to start from the 2017-18 academic session. Another medical college is also coming up at Puri and each of the medical college will have 100 seats.
January 31, 2017 at 10:37 am sanjibkarmee
Following is a report from the TNIE:
BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has decided to build separate hospitals for the new medical colleges at Balasore, Balangir and Puri. The hi-tech hospitals are likely to be ready within next six months.
While construction of buildings for the medical colleges is underway, it was earlier decided that the existing district headquarters hospitals (DHHs) will be upgraded as per the norms of Medical Council of India (MCI).
The Centre had approved establishment of five Government medical colleges and hospitals at Balasore, Koraput, Balangir, Baripada and Puri in 2014. It was announced that all five medical colleges would have student intake capacity of 100 each and around `200 crore would be spent for upgradation of the DHHs to a full-fledged medical college and hospital in each district.
While existing DHHs at Koraput and Baripada are being upgraded as per the MCI norms, it is not feasible to upgrade the hospitals of rest three districts, sources said.
Health Secretary Arti Ahuja said at a high-level meeting chaired by the Chief Secretary, it was decided that separate hospitals will be constructed for the medical colleges at Balasore, Puri and Balangir.
“The Works Department will prepare the estimate for these new hospitals on and without turn-key basis. The estimate for equipment, instruments and furniture (EIF) will be prepared separately,” she said.Though it has not been decided whether the construction work will be done on turn-key basis, the Works Department has been asked to submit the estimate on turn-key basis and also separate estimates for civil work and EIF by September 30.
Since the Government is willing to start admission in these new medical colleges next year, ideally the infrastructure should be ready by March next. The admission can only be possible after a team from MCI gives its nod following infrastructure inspection.
While Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had laid the foundation stone for the medical college at Balasore on October 28, 2014, the same at Puri and Balangir was done on July 4 and August 30 last year. The Government has also created posts for these medical institutions.
October 17, 2016 at 4:50 pm sanjibkarmee
Following report is from TNIE:
ROURKELA: Amid shortage of doctors, modern healthcare services in Sundargarh District Headquarters Hospital (SDHH) and peripheral health institutions across the district are in a shambles.
Hope for improvement remains a distant possibility in the wake of the State itself facing 50 per cent vacancies in doctors’ posts.
Administrative sources said about 85 periphery health institutions, including three sub-divisional hospitals, a number of Community Health Centres (CHCs) and Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in the district are being managed with about 140 existing doctors against the sanctioned post of 212. This leaves 72 posts vacant. At least 21 of the 140 doctors are learnt to have got promotion and 15 are likely to go out of the district soon.
Various CHCs have only one doctor against the minimum requirement of three, while a host of PHCs in far-flung areas have no doctor and are in a miserable condition. Pharmacists run the show in most of the PHCs like at Hathibari in Nuagaon block of Panposh sub-division and at Sol, Jarda, Tamra and Banki PHCs in remote Gurundia block of Bonai sub-division.
Habitual absenteeism of doctors in rural areas only aggravates the situation at rural health institutions. During surprise checks by Vigilance sleuths in September last year, they found doctors concerned missing from Sanpatrapali PHC (New), Kinjirkela CHC and Lathikata PHC (New) in Tangarpali, Balishankara and Lathikata blocks respectively.
The situation is no better at SDHH either. Against the bed strength of 197, it practically handles 300 to 325 patients daily with 21 vacancies against the sanctioned posts of 51 doctors.
A senior doctor said that of the 30 doctors, only 22 manage the SDHH. Eight doctors in the ranks of Joint Director Level-II and Senior Medical Officers remain engaged in immunisation programmes and drives to control malaria-dengue-diarrhoea, tuberculosis and leprosy for at least 10 to 15 days a month. Of the 22 doctors, four are likely to get new postings at Bhubaneswar, Jharsuguda and Bonai soon which would further worsen the situation.
Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) Dr S B Naik said shortage of doctors is a state-wide phenomenon and they are committed to extend better healthcare services to the poor urban and rural population using available resources.
October 15, 2016 at 3:29 pm sanjibkarmee
Following is a report from http://www.prameyanews7.com:
Bhubaneswar: Negligence and lackadaisical attitude of the State Government has left the future of the newly set up 300 bedded hospital in Jharsuguda in the dark.
Even after completion of about 90 per cent of the hospital it is still to dysfunctional with some basic facilities yet to be completed.
Sources said the hospital which was inaugurated by none other than Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on March 4, 2013 is almost complete with more than 90 per cent of work done.
The deadline of handing over the hospital to the authorities would finish this month but still now there has not been green signal towards the issue as the future of the hospital remains uncertain.
But even after three years the authorities do not show interest to hand over the hospital while the hospital authorities are showing disinterest to interfere in the issue.
The PWD authorities said more than Rs10 crores are needed to complete the hospital as some basic facilities like electricity connection, transformers for the connection, water connections are yet to be functional.
When asked about the issue, Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak said he would discuss the matter with the District Collector on Thursday. It will be completed by the stipulated time, he added.
The Rs 48 crore worth hospital will have 300 beds for patients and will cater to the all important healthcare needs of Jharsuguda denizens.
September 24, 2016 at 9:48 am sanjibkarmee
BHAWANIPATNA: The Kalahandi district administration has earmarked a 40-acre land near Bhanagabari village, four km from here, on the NH-59 that connects Khariar-Nuapadadistrict for the proposed medical college.
Collector (Kalahandi) Brundha D said it is a suitable place for the hospital as it is well-connected. The land belongs to directorate of animal husbandry and veterinary services. “We will inform the state government to make a final call,” the collector said. Following Dana Majhi issue, the state government announced to set up a government medical college here and subsequently it had asked the district administration to find a 25-acre land near Bhawanipatna.
Sub-collector Sukanta Tripathy (Bhawanipatna sub-division) said a place was required for the setting up of the medical college within five-km radius of the town and the patch fulfils the criterion.
September 17, 2016 at 5:27 am sanjibkarmee