Dhenkanal to get ayurveda hospital

DHENKANAL: The State Government will open a 50-bed Ayurveda hospital in Dhenkanal in the current financial year at the cost of `10.5 crore, said Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena.
Speaking to media here on Monday, the Minister said construction of the new Ayruveda hospital will be completed by 2019. This apart, the State Government has decided to open a new dialysis centre and an integrated physiotherapy unit in the District Headquarters Hospital soon. “An Indoor and Outdoor complex for patients will come up at Kamakshyanagar Sub-divisional hospital for patients. For this, `2.5 crore has been approved,”he said, adding that the Hindol Sub-divisional hospital will be upgraded and `1 crore for the purpose will be sanctioned soon,” Jena said.

Infrastructure development is also in the pipeline for Sriramchandrapur community health centre (CHC) in Gondia and Belitikri hospital. An expert team will soon visit these two health centre to inspect the existing infrastructure and submit a report on work that needs to be done, he said.Earlier in the day, the Health Minister visited the new 300-bed District Headquarters Hospital which is under construction at Dakhinakali road in the headquarters town.

Sources said 80 per cent of infrastructure work for the new hospital is complete. “The State Government will send a high power committee within 10 days to review the construction work,”he said, adding that another team will also visit the district to study feasibility of starting motorcycle ambulances in remote pockets of Dhenkanal.As of now, patients who are unable to get 102 or 108 ambulances due to inaccessible terrains and come to health centres in private vehicles get an incentive of `1,000 from the Health Department.

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